Deck Building

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How to Build a Multi-Level Deck

Multi-level up your deck game.

How to Build a Deck: Step by Step

Build a deck yourself from start to finish.

Rebuilding An Existing Deck

A deck rebuild is easier than starting from scratch, but it still takes planning.

How to Build a Deck

Before you can go about building your deck, you have to know how to choose the right materials in the right sizes.

Deck Building 16 - Installing the Railing

In this step of building your custom deck, you'll be focusing on how to properly construct a general deck railing.

Deck Building 4 - Determining Level and Length of Ledger

Margin of Error: 1/4" Most Common Mistakes Using badly bowed board. Choosing wrong height

How to Install Deck Light Transformers

Deck lights need to be installed through a transformer.

Plywood Decking: A Good Alternative?

Can I use plywood for my deck?

Composite Decking Material: Maintenance and Repair

A composite decking material is a modern option.

Preparation for Deck Construction

A simple foundation can be completed by two people.

Plastic Deck Installation Instructions

It's an easy DIY project.

Building Decks Like The Masters: Professional Tips

Building decks is a large job. These tips will help.

Deck Lights Installation: A Guide to Transformer Sizes

Deck lights add safety and ambiance.

How to Build a Deck on a Slope

Create stability to avoid a downhill slide.

How to Install Tongue and Groove Decking

Tongue and groove decking is an easier type to install.

Deck Footings vs. Piers

Deck footings provide the foundation for your deck.

Deck Building 11 - Laying Out the Joists on the Ledger

Watch for these common mistakes when laying out deck joists.

How to Build a Ground Level Deck

A ground-level deck is perfect for spending time outside.

How to Make a Concrete Pool Deck

Concrete pool decks are generally used for in-ground pools.

How to Plan a Deck

Learn how to properly design your DIY deck.

How to Solve an Uneven Surface Deck Installation

Uneven ground is a common problem in deck installation.

How to Design a Deck

Read this for helpful planning tips and considerations.

Home Deck Design for Houses with Walkout Basements

A home with a walkout basement can have a unique deck design

Deck Building 9 - Digging Foundation Holes and Setting Pier Blocks

In this step, you'll learn the proper way to give your deck a good, solid foundation that will last.

How to Build Platform Deck Steps

To build deck steps, you need a lot of precision and patience. You can complete the job in 1 to 2 days,

How to Make a Diagonal Deck Pattern

Building a deck with a deck pattern is one way to give character to your outside living space.

How to Build a Glass Roof Over a Deck

Most outdoor areas and decks can be covered by a glass roof. By utilizing a glass roof, you can add decor, appeal, visibility, and openness to your space.

Build a Floating Deck in Six Steps

Sometimes it isn’t feasible to construct a permanent deck. However, if you still want the space, you can try a floating deck.

How to Use a Plumb Bob

A plumb bob is made from steel, brass or lead. It's an old fashioned tool that uses gravity to help determine vertical alignment.

How to Build a Covered Deck Addition

Building a covered deck addition has become a popular way to improve both the aesthetic look and functionality of a home.

Freestanding Deck Building Instructions

Learn about the general construction process of a freestanding deck as a start to making your own.

Pool Deck Design: Start to Finish

A successful pool deck design is a combination of many factors, including materials, layout and how the

Deck Building 7 - Cutting Ends of Joists and Deck Boards

Margin of Error: 1/4“ Most Common Mistakes Joists not set at right angle from the wall.

Deck Building 6 - Attaching Ledger to the Wall

Margin of Error: 1/4” Most Common Mistakes Not leaving a space between the wall and the

Deck Building 5 - Drilling Holes for the Ledger

Margin of Error: 1/4” Most Common Mistakes Using a badly bowed board. Not using rustproof

Deck Building 15 - Facing the Deck with Band Joists

Margin of Error: 1/4” Most Common Mistakes Not measuring correctly to allow for mitered ends.

Deck Building 12 - Installing the Remaining Joists

Margin of Error: 1/4” Most Common Mistakes Not crowning joists. Placing joist on wrong

Deck Building 10 - Installing the Girders

Margin of Error. 1/4” Most Common Mistakes Using badly bowed girder stock. Girder not

Deck Building 1 - Introduction to Building a Deck

Thinking of upgrading your home?

3 Types of Deck Footings

Deck footings are a critical part of the deck construction.

Why Use Deck Tile Edge Reducers?

Standard deck tile is anywhere from ½-inch to ¼-inch in thickness. A tile reducer is a

How to Install Plastic Deck Tiles

Plastic deck tiles are ideal for resurfacing floors. There are many brands of deck tiles in the market

Pros and Cons of Building a Lattice Panel Deck Fence

A lattice panel deck fence is an easy way of creating a quick solution to enclosing your deck. It can

Build the Deck That Wont Hurt Your Wallet

Build a deck for entertaining, on a budget.

How to Read a Pressure Treated Lumber Stamp

Pressure-treated lumber has gone through a process that infuses a chemical into the wood.