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A Post Scribe Card
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A Post Scribe Card
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Making PVC Columns
Waterproof Decking
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Waterproof Decking

Create cost-effective dry space underneath your decks with this new breed of decking More

Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor
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Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor

Unlike other glass ceilings, this one is strictly for shelter. It's supported by... More

Balcony Inspections ... by Pest Control Specialists?
Florida Deck Collapse Injures 11 Snowbirds
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Florida Deck Collapse Injures 11 Snowbirds

Several vacationers from Kentucky and Indiana were injured when the deck at their... More

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Stair Question

A builder is challenged by a customer to explain the rationale behind conventional stair stringers. Why not leave the stringers at their full width and attach the treads with metal hardware? More

Tags: Staircases
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

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