Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

Fire-Resistant Decks

In areas prone to wild fires, choosing the right decking material can help make... More

A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country

How a California contractor incorporated a steel moment frame into the design of a... More

A Contractor Takes His Tools to Hollywood

The carpenter directs but the truck and tools are the stars of the show. More

Table for Two

Accent lighting is provided by a recessed LED fixture tucked under the granite top... More

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Song of the Saw--the Other Life of the Full-Size Hand Saw

Full-size handsaws, once indispensable to the day-to-day business of cutting... More

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Communities Mandate the Removal of Wood Roofing

In an effort to curb the risk of wildfire destroying homes, more and more western communities push for the removal of existing wood roofing. More

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JLC April Letters

Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more. More

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Have Strict Building Codes Saved Chile?

Strict building codes and the preparedness of millions of Chileans have been... More

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Gray Water's Time in the Sun

As the California drought grinds on, renewed interest in using grey water heats up. More

PLS Green Beam Lasers

To the human eye, green is three times more visible than red. More

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