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Reader comments and author replies on "Strong, Safe Decks (Sep/13), continuous joists (Q&A, Oct/13), and stone veneer (Sep/13).
This stand won a Editors’ Choice Award from Tools of the Trade magazine in 2002 because it unfolded in a minute to become a long and sturdy 18-inch-wide stand, and it had an adjustable deck height to accommodate almost any saw.
This Trex decking, which is part of the company's Select Composite system, mimics the natural graying of wood often seen on homes near the ocean.
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.
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