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Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing
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Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing

Following these simple guidelines when modifying joists, beams, and posts will... More

Solid Post Attachments With Threaded Rod
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Solid Post Attachments With Threaded Rod

When the railing post is on the outside of the frame, reinforce the attachment by... More

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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 More

Not a Replacement for Lateral Load Anchors
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Not a Replacement for Lateral Load Anchors

Research at Washington State University shows that screwed joist hangers are... More

Fypon Woodgrain Structural Columns
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Fypon Woodgrain Structural Columns

Steel-reinforced polyurethane holds up better than wood to insects and moisture More

Designing Porch Roofs
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Designing Porch Roofs

Shed roofs are easy to frame, but gable roofs offer more design options More

Flooring an L-Shaped Porch
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Flooring an L-Shaped Porch

What’s the best way to frame a T&G fir floor on an L-shaped porch to get... More

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Another Deck Failure

NADRA is sending the wrong message to homeowners when it warns the public about an alarming increase in deck failures More

Less Talking, More Doing
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Less Talking, More Doing

Making decks safer is a better strategy for the deck building industry than... More

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2013 Product Review: Editor's Choice

The editor singles out four outstanding products from all those reviewed in PDB in 2013 More

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