Whether you’re building a deck, an addition, or a shed for your backyard; it’s important to make sure the floor joists are sized properly to support the load. Read on to find out the minimum size joists you need for different types of wood in home building projects.
Ipê is a dense, tropical hardwood which grows in South America. It makes a great flooring material for porches and decks, since the wood is naturally resistant to moisture, fungus, insects, and rot. Watch this video to find out some tips on how to install ipê flooring on a porch.
The back porch addition for this historic home included a large fireplace and decorative scroll cuts in the bottom of the exposed rafters to match the design on the house. Watch this video to see how it was done.
Adding a wood deck for outdoor entertaining and relaxing is a great way to get more enjoyment and add to the value of your home. Watch this video to find out the steps involved in adding a wood deck to your house.