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Attaching a Ledger to Studs

Mike Guertin breaks down an approach you can employ—if your local building... More

Double-Decker Deck

With an outdoor kitchen above and a three-season screened porch below, this... More

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Modern Smart Fan

Take your porch designs up a notch by including a ceiling fan. More

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Pouring an Exposed-Aggregate Slab for a Front Porch

Watch Tim (he's a framer, by the way) Uhler pour a concrete slab porch. Then he... More

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Extruded Beadboard

PVC beadboard from Kleer Lumber comes in 16-foot lengths and has a reversible T&G... More

Build a Timber-Style Awning

Watch the Samurai Carpenter build a timber-style awning with open rafters and an... More

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Building a Chinese Chippendale Balustrade

Don't get scared off by this railing style's geometric fretwork pattern. Once you... More

Building an Asymmetric Portico

Fussy zoning and framing requirements complicated the construction of this... More

Precast Pier Jig

A simple 2x4 brace helps make sure the pier ends up in the right position. More

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