Decks & Porches

Mar 24 2017

Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards comes from a system of jigs and spacers

Mar 20 2017

Dope details don't just happen; they are planned and executed

Mar 14 2017

Six tips for clean and accurate cuts

Feb 27 2017

An organic post base connection that sheds water and looks like a million bucks


Feb 24 2017

The non-structural requirements are pretty simple for guard rails: if there's a fall hazard, make a guard, and keep it such that it will actually stop people from falling.


Dec 10 2016

A Mashup of traditional architecture, modern technology, and good old gravity


Oct 22 2016

Composite decking machines smoothly, joins well, and resists weather with the best of 'em.


Sep 29 2016

Drill, Drive, DONE—Finally a concrete anchor that works

Sep 20 2016

How to keep the cuts consistent in less time


Jul 9 2016

In places where climate zones are irrelevant, form follows function, and the function includes kicking back

Jul 6 2016

A no-nonsense approach to efficient deck building

Mar 31 2016

Four tips on sizing, dealing with frost, choosing hardware, and preventing uplift

Mar 3 2016

Stucco is likely to last significantly longer than the decking, so make it easy to replace the decking without disrupting the stucco.

Feb 20 2016

Accessory Dog Dwelling Unit for little pups that grew up


Nov 30 2015

Two words: lag bolts?

Oct 7 2015

Two videos about layout, setting the base, laying the pavers, and filling the joints

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