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Framing a Deck with Steel Framing a Deck with Steel Online Membership Required

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

Reconsidering Rot-Resistant Framing MaterialOnline Membership Required

Copper- and borate-based preservative treatments have proven effectiveness, but structural plastics are more durable

Anchoring Wood to a Steel I-BeamOnline Membership Required

Forget about packing the web; fasten wood to the top, and hang the floor framing with top-mount joist hangers

Open Up a Ceiling with a Steel SandwichOnline Membership Required

Bolted between rafters, an angled steel flitch plate can eliminate the need for rafter ties in cathedral ceilings

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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

The Well-Framed FloorOnline Membership Required

Whether it's the floor of a big house or a small addition, an accurate layout promotes smooth installation

A Free-Standing CarportOnline Membership Required

A hidden steel frame supports the roof and keeps this bandylegged structure on its feet

Built-up Center BeamsOnline Membership Required

These simple site-built beams are the backbone of the house, so make sure you build them straight and set them level

Powder-Actuated ToolsOnline Membership Required

Available as single-shot, semiautomatic or full automatic, these low-velocity tools are the ones carpenters choose when driving fasteners into concrete or steel

Framing Kitchen SoffitsOnline Membership Required

Full-scale patterns on the floor and prefabricated sections help you to build these small dropped ceilings accurately and efficiently

Remodeling With Metal StudsOnline Membership Required

Skyrocketing lumber costs make steel studs an enticing, easily installed alternative to wood

Framing With Steel for the First TimeOnline Membership Required

A builder accustomed to wood framing tells about the differences between wood and steel construction

Installing a Built-Up GirderOnline Membership Required

From where and how you build it, to setting the columns underneath, the process goes smoother if you have a system

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