Design & Construction

Insulating a Sunroom Floor
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Insulating a Sunroom Floor

An insulated floor can make that sunroom more livable. More

Tags: Decks, Sunrooms
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Cedar 6x6 Posts as Roof Support

Can 6x6 cedar posts be used to support a screened porch and roof over a 12x16 deck? A builder over on the JLC Forums who has built plenty of them this way now isn’t so sure, thanks to his architect who raised the question. More

California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards
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California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards

Fatal Berkeley balcony collapse leads to tougher standards for balconies and other... More

A Railing in Light and Shadow
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A Railing in Light and Shadow

This solid mahogany railing has 34 individual railing sections incorporating 567... More

Colorado Decks Collapsing Under the Weight of Heavy Snow
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Colorado Decks Collapsing Under the Weight of Heavy Snow

Colorado homeowners are worried about snow and ice that measure in feet, not... More

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Finishing Decks and Porches With Cellular PVC Trim Finishing Decks and Porches With Cellular PVC Trim

It won’t rot, split, or swell due to moisture, making PVC a near-perfect exterior trim option for deck and porch builders More

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Installing Tile on an Elevated Deck

Talk about the thinking that goes into a great deck before the first nail is driven. More

Tags: Decking, Tile
Wood Porch With a Tile Deck
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Wood Porch With a Tile Deck

A membrane installed between the tile and the substrate helps waterproof the... More

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

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