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Outdoor Bonus Room
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Outdoor Bonus Room

A four-car garage offers plenty of square footage for a roof-top deck More

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Hawk 1, Drone 0

An angry hawk takes down a DJI FC40 quadcopter flying over Cambridge, Massachusetts More

Custom Railings
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Custom Railings

While rail kits are popular, some deck builders prefer to distinguish their... More

Lateral Bracing for a Second-Story Deck
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Lateral Bracing for a Second-Story Deck

Are there alternatives to using the lateral-load anchors described in the IRC? More

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End of the Road for Perennial Wood?

After a promising beginning, Eastman Chemical decides to drop their Perennial Wood acetylated wood decking and porch flooring business More

Keeping Concrete Mix Dry
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Keeping Concrete Mix Dry

All it takes is a couple of scrap 4x4s and two contractor trash bags More

Lateral Bracing Alternatives
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Lateral Bracing Alternatives

Anchoring decks to the foundation rather than to the interior framing simplifies a... More

Rehabbing a Rotted Porch Stair
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Rehabbing a Rotted Porch Stair

A template helps to fit the bottom tread neatly around round newel posts More

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