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Posts From the yearly archives: "2013"
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Sometimes there are things in life that seem great in theory, but end up as anything but in actuality. Sure, the concept of a flying tank (for example), seems like a no-brainer…until you realize that it takes someone with no brains to try and actually turn it into reality. Likewise, the portable record player, cigarette umbrella and phone-answering robot were not objects that got their inventors mentioned in the same sentence as Benjamin Franklin, Sir Isaac Newton or Thomas Edison. As they say, there are times when great men stumble onto an ingenious concept and change the world; and

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Throughout history, cheating has been about as prevalent as breathing, eating and taxes. Your siblings cheat at board games, students cheat on tests and exams, gamblers cheat at cards, and spouses cheat on each other. None are foreign concepts to mankind, and most are accepted as an eventuality no matter what the arena. In fact, numerous historical figures have propelled themselves into mythology and folklore due to the innovative ways they found to cheat others (not to mention finding a lot of fun in the process!). Names like Al Capone, John Dillinger, Harry Houdini, Robin Hood and … Read the rest
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Depending on your point of view, mention of the word “wolf” can elicit a response anywhere from favorable to terrifying. If you’re a basketball fan from Minnesota, for example, you may associate the word with Ricky Rubio or Kevin Love. Movie buffs may hear this same word and have a different perspective entirely, perhaps of a Jack Nicholson horror film for the early 1990s or a classic cinematic creature. Those with military experience may think of a new form of terrorist attack, and those lost in the woods after dark may get thoughts of something far more Read the rest

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Deck Construction Projects in Toronto Start At The Deck Store

Sometimes there are things in life that seem great in theory, but end up as anything but in actuality. Sure, the concept of a flying tank (for example), seems like a no-brainer…until you realize that it takes someone with no brains to try and actually turn it into reality. Likewise, the portable record player, cigarette umbrella and phone-answering robot were not objects that got their inventors mentioned in the same sentence as Benjamin Franklin, Sir Isaac Newton or Thomas Edison. As they say, there are times when great men stumble onto an ingenious concept and change the world; and

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What Design Professionals Expect from a Deck Company


When a landscape designer refers a deck company, what do they want? The lowest cost? Kickbacks? Shortcuts? Not anymore.

Interior/ Landscape Designers often find dealing with Deck Companies a challenge, and vice versa. The skills of deck builders varies wildly and often there is a bit of a culture clash that can happen when expectations are not met. Designers, Landscape Designers and Architects are all quite different breeds and meeting their expectations can be a challenge for some builders. This post gives an insight into what makes our relationships with designers and architects of all descriptions successful.
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Lawrence Winterburn
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What makes a "Great Deck Design?"


Why is it that some designers can craft stunning and functional designs for decks again and again, when some builders just keep recycling the same old thing with the same old flaws year after year. What magical design juice enables them to kill it more often than not, and others have a challenging time again and again?

I know most of the top deck designers in North America, and if you are reading this you may not have heard of Bobby Parks, Greg Dibernardo, Jason Russel, Robert Hodichak, Paul LaFrance or that Winterburn Guy. Their … Read the rest

Lawrence Winterburn
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