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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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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
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

Prefabricated Stair-Stringer Kits
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

Protect Blocking With Flashing
Strong-Tie Structural Engineering Blog
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Strong-Tie Structural Engineering Blog

A 2014 review of our corrosion protection recommendations made us realize we could... More

Forming an Elliptical Deck
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Forming an Elliptical Deck
Tags: Framing, Decks
Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber
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Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber

Lumber yards are stocking treated wood with higher concentrations of preservatives... More

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