Installing a Pergola On a Patio
The PDB editor poses a question: You’ve been hired to build a new pergola over an existing patio, but you don’t really want to cut through the concrete slab and pour new footings. Is that okay?
A forum member from Arizona is planning to build a custom pergola using 3-inch...
Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor
Unlike other glass ceilings, this one is strictly for shelter. It's supported by...
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.
In New England, Two-Thirds of New Homes Include Decks
New Englanders like their decks. Texans? Not so much. Nationwide, less than a...
Installing Retractable Screens
These motorized screens roll up and out of the way with the press of a button
Versatex has two new designs
Screen Options for Porches
You can install prefabricated panels or buy the components and assemble the...