The exact measurements of a piece of lumber.
A deck with one or more sides supported by a ledger and attached to a house.
One of a series of vertical supports used between posts of a railing.
Wire fencing that is constructed with barbs or points. Most often used in fencing for agricultural purposes.
A horizontal support member on which joists rest.
A plane used to finish off edges of a deck.
A rail attached to the bottom of the balusters.
Structural supports that provide stability to the structure.
Boards placed perpendicularly between joists to stiffen them.
A screw that doesn’t tear the wood when screwed down flush with the surface.
the allowable overhang past the joists.
The top horizontal piece of a railing.
A bolt used to hold structural pieces together.
A fence made from steel posts and chain link fencing.
Building regulations adopted by city, county, or state building departments.
Metal pipes used to contain electrical wiring in outdoor settings.
The post that sits at the corner where two lines of fencing meet.
Fence lines that divide pastures within a piece of property.
Boards used for the surface of a deck.
Double Swing Gate
A hinged gate with two leaves, most often used to gate driveways or other areas that demand a wide gate.
A deck requiring a structure of beams and posts to raise it off the ground to the desired level.
A fence post that is only punched on one side and marks the end of a line of fencing. End posts are used as the terminal post or as gate posts.
Any fence through which an electric current is run, usually to keep livestock or animals inside a perimeter.
In chain link fencing the eye top is a cap for a line post that has a loop through which to pass the top rail.
the boards used to cover joists.
The actual position of the fence.
Delivering materials to the fence line and laying them out before the job starts.
Pliers made specifically for fencing projects. Especially helpful when installing wire fencing.
Ties that are used in chain link fencing to attach the fence to the line posts.
The support of a deck’s post that is below ground.
Freestanding Platform Deck
A deck supported entirely by its own structure, typically used for remote decks.
structure that allows access through the fence.
A designation given to lumber indicating the amount of flaws and knots typically found in the wood.
A deck flush with the ground level.
part of the deck that has been cut out to for landscape elements such as trees.
Horizontal framing pieces that support decking.
Wood fencing, usually cedar, constructed of prefabricated lattice panels.
A board that is horizontally attached to the side of a house and holds up one edge of a deck.
The total length of required lumber.
The weight a deck is designed to support.
A post between terminal posts that provides support for the fence.
The area found by multiplying the beam spacing by the post spacing to determine the post thickness required by building codes.
A deck that has several areas at different levels.
Any fence that is made of, or imitates, a cast iron fence. Provides for traditional fencing needs with added aesthetic appeal.
Fence line around the outer boundary of a piece of property.
Any fence in which the fencing is comprised of evenly spaced, vertical slats.
The vertical structural that supports the beam.
A metal piece that keeps the post from being exposed to moisture in the ground.
A small piece of wood attached to the top of the post to cover it.
A tool used for driving fence posts into the ground.
Post and Rail
Any fence made from horizontal rails fastened to vertical posts.
Pressure Treated Wood
Wood subjected to a high-pressure treatment of chemicals as a preservative.
A fence with close fitting vertical pickets that block views into a yard or area
The post at each end or corner of a run of fencing.
A vertical structural support for the railing.
The distance between the rails on a fence. In general, the more rails there are, the closer the spacing.
The installation of fence sections that allow the fence to follow the grade.
A freestanding platform located away from the house.
A board fastened to the end of the joists.
The distance in height from one stair tread to another.
The up right piece between two stair steps.
The distance in length from one stair riser to another.
The run of fence between two posts.
A structure built above a deck that provides a shaded area.
A decorative board placed around the bottom of the deck to hide the support structure.
The distance between supports.
Attaches to the Top Rail to support it.
The horizontal rail installed on the edge of the deck.
A level used in deck building to set posts level.
the surface of each step in a staircase.
Laws adopted by local governments for new construction.