Recent Decks Articles


Beautiful Built-Ins For Your Deck

Posted by Networx News Team | Jun 19, 2017

Who doesn’t love a deck? There’s something about this smallish chunk of real estate (average size is a mere 350 feet) that almost automatically puts folks in a good mood....


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Why Redwood is a Natural For Decks, Planters And Lawn Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 15, 2017

Are you planning to add a deck to your home? Or perhaps you’d like to build a few hardscape features out in your yard – like a built-in bench, an arbor, or planter boxes...


How To Get A Deck Or Patio Into Warm Weather-Worthy Shape

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 19, 2017

Now's the time to get in shape for summer! No, we’re not talking about hitting the gym to French twist or yoga surf your way to a bikini bod, but something equally important...


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Restore and Refinish a Dingy Deck

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 04, 2016

How’s your deck? Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or you were too busy to take care of routine maintenance, that piece of outdoor space just beyond your back door...


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Pop-Up Patios, Porches, and Yards

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 28, 2016

The weather has been glorious lately and I’ve been spending many of my off-duty hours strolling the streets of my city. One thing that I keep noticing is how incredibly creative...


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Must-Have Accessories for Deck, Patio or Porch

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 08, 2016

The mere phrase “deck, patio, or porch” should be enough to warm the heart if you’ve been cooped up in the house all winter long. What more could you ask for than...


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Build a Roof to Enjoy Your Deck 3 Seasons of the Year

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 02, 2015

Mmm. Outdoor living. There is nothing quite like relaxation in the fresh air. If you have a deck, chances are it's been your family's oasis lately -- the site of cookouts, summery parties,...


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Pergola, Arbor, Gazebo: Learn the Difference

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 13, 2015

Ah, sweet harmony. That's the word -- and the feeling -- that springs to mind when you think of a garden arbor, pergola, or gazebo. These appealing outdoor features keep everything...