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  • Outdoor Kitchens for the South Coast

    Outdoor kitchens are a popular amenity in the seaside homes of well-heeled clients. But when designing an outdoor kitchen in the hot and humid Gulf, builders must take care to use durable materials that can take a beating. Pat Curry looks at how to craft these appealing spaces while making sure...

  • Waterproofing A Rooftop Deck

    A kitchen bump-out provided the perfect opportunity for a small terrace off the master bedroom.

  • JLC Extra Q&A: Preventing Frost Action on Structural Posts

    Q. In New York state, we built a pergola (a type of garden trellis) using 8x8 pressure-treated posts set 4 feet into the ground. During the first winter, the frost lifted the posts. What should we have done to keep the posts from heaving?

  • Surviving Wildfire

    Five Southern California "shelter in place" communities have proven they can stand up to raging wildfires. What can builders learn from their success

  • Bobcat Landscape Rake

    You could spend hours and hours with an iron rake and a wheelbarrow prepping the soil around your new spec house — or you could jump into a compact loader equipped with a Landscape Rake and do the job in a fraction of the time.

  • Laying a Flagstone Terrace

    For a smooth surface, cut the stones to fit and float them into place.

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    New fact sheet on Hispanic immigrants; loyal clients help umberyard rally after fire; worker injured in scaffold accident; more

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  • Exposed Gas Line

    Q: A client wants to install an outdoor gas fireplace. The most logical route for the gas supply extends from a roof-mounted furnace 60 feet along an exterior parapet wall and then down. Are there any requirements for lightning protection in such an expos

  • The Radiant City

    When we look at the New York City skyline after dark, we see an urban landscape particular to modernity, one in which the significance of each building is designated not by form or position, but by light. 'Transformed by Light: The New York Night,' an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New...