Playing With Fire
New Jersey deck builder Sean McAleer mixed elements of nature together to bring this multilevel deck to life after dark.
How to Replace a Broken Front Porch Board
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a front porch by replacing a...
Can Ice Damage a Deck?
Mother Nature builds ice daggers in the winter that can puncture your deck project...
Tips to Designing Outdoor Kitchens
The grill is the main ingredient, but there’s a lot more to a successful recipe.
Remodeling Design Awards: The Ultimate Roof Deck
To transform a rundown and unused roof atop a Mission-style home in San Francisco into a spectacular spot for entertaining, Ohashi Design Studio and Jeff King & Co. had to get creative not only with design, but with construction techniques, including a custom waterproofing system and walkable skylights.Click here to learn more about this project.
Three Ways to Design a Sophisticated Deck
To upgrade a backyard deck, focus on railing, lighting, and landscaping.
Thermally Modified Wood Heats Up the Siding Market
The high-performance product, which has had success in Europe, is starting to make...
Next Best Amenity? Drone Landing Balcony
Drones are coming, and they're going to change a lot of things about how we shape...
Foolproof Guard Posts
You don't need an engineered design or a lot of special hardware to install strong...
The Right Fasteners Are Key to Building a Safe Deck
Coarse-threaded screws have far greater holding power than nails.