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Sizing Deck Footings Sizing Deck Footings Online Membership Required

Don’t guess at your deck footings. Dig in and figure it out.

Framing a Deck with Steel
Framing a Deck with SteelOnline Membership Required

Lighter, straighter, and stronger than wood, steel joists and beams can be a long-lasting option

There's a Better Way: Third Hand Trick
Video: There's a Better Way: Third Hand Trick

If you've ever wished you had a third hand to hold a board in place while framing, this tip is for you

Smart Deck-Framing StrategiesOnline Membership Required

Ledger brackets, flexible flashing, and a joist-hanger jig are a few field-tested tricks for overcoming construction challenges

Custom Details Make a Better DeckOnline Membership Required

Smart framing eliminates the ledger and adds a shady seat

Better Ways to Frame a Deck
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Better Ways to Frame a DeckOnline Membership Required

Smart details for ledgers, posts, and joists create a solid, attractive frame that should last as long as the house

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In Search of the Perfect Screened PorchOnline Membership Required

Make the right design choices, and you'll have an outdoor room you can enjoy without battling the bugs

A Watertight Second-Story PorchOnline Membership Required

With a rubber membrane and careful flashing, you can create an outdoor room above and shelter the living space below

Get Your Deck Off to a Good StartOnline Membership Required

Often overlooked and often regretted, the critical joint between your house and deck must hold fast and shed water

Curved Deck StairsOnline Membership Required

A temporary form and laminated plywood stringers make building these stairs easier than you might think

Q & A: Flashing cantilevered joists

Supporting a Cantilevered BayOnline Membership Required

Before you build that eye-catching bay onto the side of a house, you have to get the floor framing right

Getting a Deck off to a Good StartOnline Membership Required

Framing the perimeter first helps to ensure that the posts will land squarely on their piers

The Spanish windlass
Tip: The Spanish windlass

Q & A: Weatherproofing deck joists

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