Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Build A Deck - Fine Homebuilding" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Build A Deck - Fine Homebuilding" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/build-a-deck Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:02:05 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Build A Deck - Fine Homebuilding" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Build A Deck - Fine Homebuilding" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/build-a-deck <![CDATA[CAMO Edge Pro]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:39:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36481/camo-edge-pro http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36481/camo-edge-pro CAMO Edge Pro Posted by MikeGuertin
The CAMO Edge Pro speeds up edge-screw decking installation without bending over. ]]>
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<![CDATA[CAMO Marksman Edge]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:43:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge CAMO Marksman Edge Posted by MikeGuertin
The CAMO Marksman Edge edge-screws wet pressure treated lumber even with the boards tight together. ]]>
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<![CDATA[DCA 6 Deck Construction Guide - New Version for 2012 IRC]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:52:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35199/dca-6-deck-construction-guide-new-version-for-2012-irc http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35199/dca-6-deck-construction-guide-new-version-for-2012-irc DCA 6 Deck Construction Guide - New Version for 2012 IRC Posted by MikeGuertin
My go-to deck design and construction guide has been revised to dovetail with the 2012 International Residential Code. DCA 6 'Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide' has most of the information you need to build a code-compliant deck. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35199/dca-6-deck-construction-guide-new-version-for-2012-irc
<![CDATA[Composite Post Sleeve Scraps make great bird houses]]> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:36:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33006/composite-post-sleeve-scraps-make-great-bird-houses http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33006/composite-post-sleeve-scraps-make-great-bird-houses Composite Post Sleeve Scraps make great bird houses Posted by MikeGuertin
Rather than toss post sleeve cutoffs in the trash, recycle them into bird houses in just a few minutes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Consistent Screw Setting Every Drive]]> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:23:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31880/consistent-screw-setting-every-drive http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31880/consistent-screw-setting-every-drive Consistent Screw Setting Every Drive Posted by MikeGuertin
Deck Screw Depth Setter from Starborn sets consistent screw depths on more than just deck boards. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31880/consistent-screw-setting-every-drive
<![CDATA[Deck Construction Guide Reduces Southern Pine Spans]]> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:52:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31768/deck-construction-guide-reduces-southern-pine-spans http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31768/deck-construction-guide-reduces-southern-pine-spans Deck Construction Guide Reduces Southern Pine Spans Posted by MikeGuertin
The American Wood Council reduces southern pine beam, joist and stringer spans in the DCA-6 Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31768/deck-construction-guide-reduces-southern-pine-spans
<![CDATA[Comprehensive List of Synthetic Decking Manufacturers]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:09:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28210/comprehensive-list-of-synthetic-decking-manufacturers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28210/comprehensive-list-of-synthetic-decking-manufacturers Comprehensive List of Synthetic Decking Manufacturers Posted by AndyEngel
List of composite, capped, and PVC decking manufacturers ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28210/comprehensive-list-of-synthetic-decking-manufacturers
<![CDATA[Future Deck Codes - Round the corner in 2015???]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:47:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25800/future-deck-codes-round-the-corner-in-2015 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25800/future-deck-codes-round-the-corner-in-2015 Future Deck Codes - Round the corner in 2015??? Posted by MikeGuertin
The IRC ramped up deck codes in 2009 and 2012. See what may be coming around the corner in 2015 ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25800/future-deck-codes-round-the-corner-in-2015
<![CDATA[Deck Ledger Bolting Patterns Limit House to Deck Level Drop]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25467/deck-ledger-bolting-patterns-limit-house-to-deck-level-drop http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25467/deck-ledger-bolting-patterns-limit-house-to-deck-level-drop Deck Ledger Bolting Patterns Limit House to Deck Level Drop Posted by MikeGuertin
The 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) includes a few new provisions that limit where you position the deck ledger in relation to the main floor of the house. Those of us in snow-prone regions who like to drop a deck one step from the inside floor level will be challenged to continue doing so. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25467/deck-ledger-bolting-patterns-limit-house-to-deck-level-drop
<![CDATA[May is Deck Safety Month - Check Your Deck!]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:05:15 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23306/may-is-deck-safety-month-check-your-deck http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23306/may-is-deck-safety-month-check-your-deck May is Deck Safety Month - Check Your Deck! Posted by MikeGuertin
Decks on the verge of falling down generally don’t look any different than safe decks. You have to take a close look in order to see if problems exist. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23306/may-is-deck-safety-month-check-your-deck
<![CDATA[Video-Series Preview: How to Build Deck and Shed Foundations]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:26:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22290/video-series-preview-how-to-build-deck-and-shed-foundations http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22290/video-series-preview-how-to-build-deck-and-shed-foundations Video-Series Preview: How to Build Deck and Shed Foundations Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn reliable, time-saving techniques for getting your deck or shed project on level, solid ground in these free video episodes on building pier and block foundations ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22290/video-series-preview-how-to-build-deck-and-shed-foundations
<![CDATA[Mounting Deck Ledgers to Floor Trusses]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 04:23:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22783/mounting-deck-ledgers-to-floor-trusses http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22783/mounting-deck-ledgers-to-floor-trusses Mounting Deck Ledgers to Floor Trusses Posted by MikeGuertin
You can't just bolt or screw a deck ledger to open web floor trusses. Follow either the fabricator's detail or one from the SBCA. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22783/mounting-deck-ledgers-to-floor-trusses
<![CDATA[Mounting Deck Ledgers to Engineered Floor Systems]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 03:54:52 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22779/mounting-deck-ledgers-to-engineered-floor-systems http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22779/mounting-deck-ledgers-to-engineered-floor-systems Mounting Deck Ledgers to Engineered Floor Systems Posted by MikeGuertin
The 2012 IRC ledger attachment schedule only works on house rim joists made of solid-sawn lumber or Douglas fir laminated veneer lumber (LVL). You can’t follow it when mounting deck ledgers to rim joists made of engineered wood products. Instead we have to look to other resources to ensure these connections are made safely. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22779/mounting-deck-ledgers-to-engineered-floor-systems
<![CDATA[Freestanding Decks Solve Ledger Attachment Challenges]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 02:57:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22775/freestanding-decks-solve-ledger-attachment-challenges http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22775/freestanding-decks-solve-ledger-attachment-challenges Freestanding Decks Solve Ledger Attachment Challenges Posted by MikeGuertin
Decks were not in the plans when many homes were built, so the framing was not designed to permit easy deck ledger attachment. Many homes framed with wood I-joists and floor trusses, for example... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22775/freestanding-decks-solve-ledger-attachment-challenges
<![CDATA[Materials Review: EverFlashing Makes Deck-to-Wall Transitions More Durable and Attractive]]> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 07:59:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22494/materials-review-everflashing-makes-deck-to-wall-transitions-more-durable-and-attractive http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22494/materials-review-everflashing-makes-deck-to-wall-transitions-more-durable-and-attractive Materials Review: EverFlashing Makes Deck-to-Wall Transitions More Durable and Attractive Posted by MikeGuertin
Premium deck ledger flashing is well designed and durable ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22494/materials-review-everflashing-makes-deck-to-wall-transitions-more-durable-and-attractive
<![CDATA[Code-Compliant Guardrail Post Connections]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 12:10:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17575/code-compliant-guardrail-post-connections http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17575/code-compliant-guardrail-post-connections Code-Compliant Guardrail Post Connections Posted by MikeGuertin
FHB's 'Start Your Railings Right' spring 2010 article covered the basics of securely mounting deck guardrail posts to the frame. Now an article in Professional Deck Builder magazine goes the next step - and fills in the blanks along the way. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17575/code-compliant-guardrail-post-connections
<![CDATA[Attach-A-Deck ledger mounting system]]> Mon, 16 May 2011 12:48:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17276/attach-a-deck-ledger-mounting-system http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17276/attach-a-deck-ledger-mounting-system Attach-A-Deck ledger mounting system Posted by MikeGuertin
Attach-A-Deck spaces the ledger off the wall even on existing houses without removing the siding. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17276/attach-a-deck-ledger-mounting-system
<![CDATA[HIDfast - Hidden Decking Fasteners > Fast!]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13062/hidfast-hidden-decking-fasteners-fast http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13062/hidfast-hidden-decking-fasteners-fast HIDfast - Hidden Decking Fasteners > Fast! Posted by MikeGuertin
Decking is essentially flooring so why not install it using a pneumatic flooring nailer? You can now with the HIDfast decking tool and fasteners. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13062/hidfast-hidden-decking-fasteners-fast
<![CDATA[The Eliminator]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:29:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16216/the-eliminator http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16216/the-eliminator The Eliminator Posted by MikeGuertin
The Eliminator hidden fastener installation tool comes in two versions. One model works exclusively on the Mantis hidden decking fastener and the other works on several fasteners. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16216/the-eliminator
<![CDATA[Tiger Claw Installation Gun]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:14:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16213/tiger-claw-installation-gun http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16213/tiger-claw-installation-gun Tiger Claw Installation Gun Posted by MikeGuertin
Well known for their hidden decking fasteners, Tiger Claw offers the Tiger Claw Installation Gun. It's a metal connector style nailer with a specially designed nosepiece that grooved board fasteners clip onto. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16213/tiger-claw-installation-gun