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January 6, 2016
Q: I’m building stairs on a new deck and want to clarify if the building code requires a handrail. There will be two 11-in.-wide treads and three 7-1/2-in. risers. I’ve read…
September 16, 2015
I once had to replace a number of balusters in a cedar railing. The challenge was to do it without having to take apart the entire railing section to insert…
March 25, 2015
Cable railing installs easily and affords an open view
Stout connections and a simple design turn decking and 2x4s into a safe, handsome feature
Build a safer deck with the right hardware, codes, and methods
Build a modern living space with hardwood decking and cable railings
Peer over the shoulders of Clemens Jellema and his crew as they build this low, multilevel deck in Maryland.
February 11, 2015
Learn how to install strong and sturdy deck posts
July 11, 2014
Where Band-Aid solutions won’t work, you might be able to save the frame and make your deck safe again
Dedicated footings and the right hardware make a secure stringer attachment
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