Decks & Porches
A 4-Dimensional look at deck flashing that works
Seven-part sketchup tutorial with 17 videos covering ground zero (gravel) to final finish. Design on 'paper'—before making sawdust.
Two videos cover the design questions and construction process of a post and beam patio roof structure
The days of staggering bolts every 16 inches or so are over—especially if you want to step down to the deck
The IRC is a thick book, but there is relatively little aimed at decks. A few sections have a few sentences dedicated to construction of safe and durable decks.
May you build a ladder to the stars, may you climb on every rung ...
Peel and stick Z-flashing and some padding pushes a ledger flush with the face of the thick panels. A cover sheet of peel and stick completely waterproof the ledger before the deck is framed
The tiny house on stilts is ready for relaxation!
Make a pattern using elliptical sticks, and then use a router with flush-cut bit to replicate onto the big stock
As family size contracts, big houses become small hotels
A couple of sticks are all you need to scribe smooth arcs that cover wide work pieces
In case you were getting tired of Glulams and LVLs
Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions
Going a few steps beyond the usual methods for hiding end-grain.