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Installing Cable Railings in Composite Sleeved Posts
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Installing Cable Railings in Composite Sleeved Posts

Feeney's new video series demonstrates how to install cable railing in both level... More

Strong Enough Fastener?
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Strong Enough Fastener?

A JLC forum member has a slick concealed fastener detail for screen porch rail... More

Cleaning mystery spots off ipe deck tiles
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Cleaning mystery spots off ipe deck tiles

Even if you don’t know exactly what caused them, you may be able to get rid of them. More

Can Ice Damage a Deck?
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Can Ice Damage a Deck?

Ice falling from a single-story roof can't damage a deck, but a good-sized icicle... More

An Interesting Stair Stringer Detail
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An Interesting Stair Stringer Detail

The Samurai Carpenter screws pairs of beefy lag bolts into the bottom of his stair... More

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Triple-Duty Deck Triple-Duty Deck

A rubberized coating embedded in fabric caps this rooftop deck More

Prefabricated Stair-Stringer Kits
Common Deck Stair Defects
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Common Deck Stair Defects

Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your... More

BRANZ Study Focuses on Fastener Corrosion
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BRANZ Study Focuses on Fastener Corrosion

Should we be switching to stainless steel? Recent New Zealand research suggests... More

Lawsuit Over Fatal 14-Inch Deck Fall Settled
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Lawsuit Over Fatal 14-Inch Deck Fall Settled

The estate of the 77-year-old victim accepts a settlement as a lawsuit filed after... More

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