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...
Another Deck Failure
NADRA is sending the wrong message to homeowners when it warns the public about an alarming increase in deck failures
Less Talking, More Doing
Making decks safer is a better strategy for the deck building industry than...
2013 Product Review: Editor's Choice
The editor singles out four outstanding products from all those reviewed in PDB in 2013