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Fences & Retaining Walls

  • A Craftsman-Style Newel and Railing (Subscriber content)

    This unique newel and railing system was custom built on site from stock parts.

     
  • Q&A: Floor-System-Integrated Headers

    What are the guidelines for letting rim joists act as headers in a wall system?

     
  • Feeney DesignRail Cable Rail-Framing Kit

    Kits come in 6-foot sections for installation between existing posts.

     
  • How a 10-Foot Fall Changed One Family's Life

    Jason Anker lives in the U.K. and was once a roofer. And then he fell and was paralyzed. And then he lost his house and got divorced. And since that time the accident has exacted a terrible toll on him, his friends, and family. There is nothing more to be said about this video except for watch it...

     
  • Studying Moisture in Fat Walls (Subscriber content)

    Comparing the performance of a cellulose-insulated double wall against the same wall insulated with two different thicknesses of low-density open-cell spray foam.

     
  • Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation (Subscriber content)

    When it comes to laying out a complex foundation, attention to detail makes the rest of the house easier to frame.

     
  • How to Conduct a Job Start Review (Subscriber content)

    If you work with employees or subs, you need to be clear about what, exactly, the project entails and when it's expected to be completed. Everyone needs to understand. This job start package lays it all out.

     
  • Keep the Views with Cable Rails

    There are a range of cable railing systems available, with each manufacturer offering unique choices in posts, rails, and hardware. The slide show provides a quick introduction to some of the choices.

     
  • The Case of the Sobbing Siding

    On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof inspection hadn't been nearly thorough enough

     
  • Replacing a Wooden Gutter (Subscriber content)

    A bowed, sagging wall complicated this custom repair.

     
 
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking