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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

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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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A Post Scribe Card
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Making PVC Columns
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Waterproof Decking

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

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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

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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

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