Faster Deck Piers
Pin-pile deck footings promise quick installation in the right soils
Lateral Load Anchors and Mudsills
Inspect sill plates for structural issues before attaching a lateral-load anchor...
Simpson Strong-Tie SDWH Timber Hex-HDG Screws
Designed for heavy-duty marine and coastal applications
Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing
Following these simple guidelines when modifying joists, beams, and posts will...
Solid Post Attachments With Threaded Rod
When the railing post is on the outside of the frame, reinforce the attachment by...
More on Deck Failures
A code enforcement officer in the Buffalo, N.Y., area believes that most decks would fail if loaded to their code-required design capacity
Not a Replacement for Lateral Load Anchors
Research at Washington State University shows that screwed joist hangers are...
Fypon Woodgrain Structural Columns
Steel-reinforced polyurethane holds up better than wood to insects and moisture
Designing Porch Roofs
Shed roofs are easy to frame, but gable roofs offer more design options
Flooring an L-Shaped Porch
What’s the best way to frame a T&G fir floor on an L-shaped porch to get...