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.
Raising the bar on efficiency; restoration in the round
There's no question that a porch looks and feels best when all of its components relate to the rest of the house's design. In an earlier column, we focused on how porch guardrails can complement a home (5/06); here, we'll talk about ways that porch columns, posts, and piers can do the same.
Q. Sealers for Porch Floors We just installed a T&G fir floor on a covered porch that the customer plans to have painted in the spring. I would prefer to at least seal the wood against the weather until the painter has a chance to prime and top-coat the f
Synthetic millwork gives this front entry porch a classic look.
It used to be that on warm afternoons folks would sit out on the front porch to catch some air and chat with passersby strolling down the sidewalk.
Study links unvented gas heaters and asthma symptoms; Florida builders issue waterproofing guidelines; New Jersey's affordable-housing fray; Chicago porch-collapse update; more
Designers sometimes use the phrase "prospect and refuge" to describe a pleasing environment that offers a good view of its surroundings while still providing a comforting sense of shelter.
A Rhode Island builder uses an I-joist layout grid to ensure accurate layout of the column piers for a complex porch.
Inviting front porches
Fatal porch collapse highlights flimsy connections, self-draining housewrap, new wood preservatives raise corrosion questions
2015 Hanley Wood Media, Inc. All rights reserved.