Lawrence ­Winterburn

Lawrence ­Winterburn, president of, which builds decks and other outdoor structures in 17 metro regions in the US and Canada. The company sells plans for decks and related structures to do-it-yourselfers. He has nearly 30 years of experience as a master carpenter.

Home Improvements

6 Thrifty Tricks to Spruce Up Your Deck

The typical residential deck is an uninspired, unattractive rectangle of rapidly weathering wood. Very few home decks are truly engaging…