Lawrence Winterburn

Lawrence Winterburn, president of, which builds decks in southern Ontario and sells plans for decks and other outdoor structures to do-it-yourselfers worldwide. He has more than 30 years of experience as a master carpenter.

Home Improvements

Deck Out Your Deck or Patio for Cold Weather

A few upgrades—heater, temporary walls, the right furniture and more—could transform your deck or patio into a warm, welcoming place to relax in the cold of winter.