Multi-Level Decks

Extending a Balcony?

A reader wants advice on his plans to extend a cantilevered concrete balcony with... More

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Framing a Two-Story Half-Round Porch

Radiused steel I-beams and steel columns provide the core support for this outdoor... More

Building a Deck With Engineered Lumber

Yes, you can use I-joists and LVLs to build a deck, as long as you carefully... More

Building a Deck With Engineered Wood: The Video

As part of an expansive outdoor living project, Minnesota builder Tim Brown recently completed a deck that was built with I-joists and LVL beams protected by an EPDM waterproofing membrane. He set up a camera and took a time lapse video that shows the entire project, from the time an excavator starts on the sitework until the last landscaping feature is completed. To find out more details about how Brown built the deck, click here. More

2018 NADRA Deck Competition Winners

Every year, NADRA (the North American Deck and Railing Association) invites its... More

California Style

Before giving this old deck a facelift, builder Michael Walter needed to correct a... More

Glass Act

Frosted glass panels and strategic angles are the keys to privacy for this... More

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