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Updated Deck Connection and Fastening Guide Now Available
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Updated Deck Connection and Fastening Guide Now Available

Simpson Strong-Tie's Deck Connection and Fastening Guide 2017 has been updated to... More

California Contractor Has License Revoked Over Fatal Berkeley Balcony Collapse
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California Contractor Has License Revoked Over Fatal Berkeley Balcony Collapse

The Pleasanton, Calif., firm that served as general contractor for the... More

IPE Deck Over Concrete Balcony
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IPE Deck Over Concrete Balcony

A new forum member wants to resurface a raised concrete balcony with ipe decking,... More

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18 Injured in Two Deck Collapses
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18 Injured in Two Deck Collapses

Six people were injured when a second-story deck collapsed in Surgoinsville, Tenn.... More

Treating Cuts in PT
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Treating Cuts in PT

Trimming PT joists to length, drilling bolt holes, or cutting kerfs in a rim joist... More

A Deck Screw Jig That Guarantees Perfect Fastener Placement
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A Deck Screw Jig That Guarantees Perfect Fastener Placement

Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards come from a system... More

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An Arts & Crafts Porch An Arts & Crafts Porch

In what the builder describes as a 'fusion of Asian and Arts and Crafts influences', this generous porch offers prime pond-side seating thanks to the generous use of meranti and some exquisite architectural details. More

Why Treated Wood?
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Why Treated Wood?

Or, would it be better to ask, Why Not Treated Wood? More

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14-ft. Long Stair Stringers – To Cut, or Not to Cut?

That’s the question as a JLC forum member is faced with replacing a long set of exterior stairs. What follows are some interesting ideas about alternatives to standard 2x12 PT stringers. More

Tags: Staircases
Attaching a Deck to a Superinsulated Fat Wall
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Attaching a Deck to a Superinsulated Fat Wall

Specialized standoff hardware helps maintain an airtight envelope More

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