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Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor
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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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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. Morevbvddzfsecrx

California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards
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California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards

Fatal Berkeley balcony collapse leads to tougher standards for balconies and other... More

Stronger Deck Frames
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Stronger Deck Frames
Protect Blocking With Flashing
Leveling Joists
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Leveling Joists
Extend the Life of Your Support Posts
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Extend the Life of Your Support Posts

Protect the bottoms from water damage with this inexpensive trick. More

Deck Ledgers and I-Joist Floor Systems
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Deck Ledgers and I-Joist Floor Systems vbvddzfsecrx

With such a wide range of engineered wood products available, a prescriptive... More

Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation
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Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation

Four strategies for adding a deck to a home wrapped with a thick layer of foam More

Foolproof Guard Posts
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Foolproof Guard Posts

You don't need an engineered design or a lot of special hardware to install strong... More

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