Please enter your email address to reset your password. An email will be sent with instructions to create a new password. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder.
Don't have an account?
Are you a subscriber but don’t have an online account?
Register for full online access.
Would you like to receive email from Hanley Wood Media’s family of brands and partners?*
Note to existing JLC Subscribers:
If you choose to use your Social Network, please ensure that the email address associated with your Social Network matches the email associated with your JLC Subscription.
Thank you for creating your JLC Online account! Your JLC subscription purchase has begun in a new window.
If you see this message, make sure your popup blockers are disabled and click here to relaunch the subscription window.
Congratulations! Please check your e-mail for confirmation to gain full access to JLC Online's free features.
Please create a nickname to post in the forums.
Georgia will start enforcing the 2012 International Building Code on January first. But the new rules for deck building will be Georgia’s own version.
JLC contributor Bruce Greenlaw weighs up the pros and cons of this construction calculator.
Readers sound off about the International Residential Code, deck framing, recessed can covers, and more.
The stairs are one of the most important parts of a deck. If proper attention isn't paid to how they are built, they can be both hazardous and look out of place. Here are some tips on how to build stairs correctly.
A deck failure in coastal Canada illustrates the same structural weaknesses common to collapses along the U.S. coast.
Over the years at JLC and our sister magazine, we have published dozens of articles focused on virtually every aspect of deck design, engineering, and construction.
Improper sizing and fastening of the ledger board is the single biggest cause of deck failures.
Most decks can be supported by wood posts resting on concrete footings, piers, or a combination of the two.
Here are some rules of thumb for bracing and sizing framing members for simple deck designs.
Plain or fancy, a deck guardrail must meet minimum requirements for strength and safety.
2015 Hanley Wood Media, Inc. All rights reserved.