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.
California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards
Fatal Berkeley balcony collapse leads to tougher standards for balconies and other...
Extend the Life of Your Support Posts
Protect the bottoms from water damage with this inexpensive trick.
Deck Ledgers and I-Joist Floor Systems
With such a wide range of engineered wood products available, a prescriptive...
Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation
Four strategies for adding a deck to a home wrapped with a thick layer of foam
Foolproof Guard Posts
You don't need an engineered design or a lot of special hardware to install strong...