Building A Deck

Learn how to build and maintain your deck with these DIY projects and tips.

Tips for How to Build a Deck

A veteran pro tells you his favorite deck building tips that speed up the job, increase deck durability and improve quality. The result is a better deck, less hassle and fewer problems.

Building A Deck projects

  • How to Build Deck Stairs

    Sure, building deck stairs can be tricky. But in this story, we'll make it easy by showing you how to estimate step dimensions, layout and…

  • How to Build a Deck That'll Last as Long as Your House

    There's building a deck – and then there's building a deck that will last for as long as your house does. See how we did it and the…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • 7 Deck Building Tips

    Make your deck building go faster with these seven clever tips from the pros. It’s tricks like these that allow professional to build a deck…

  • Backyard Decks: Build an Island Deck

    Built with composite decking and hidden fasteners, this maintenance-free backyard deck is designed to go together fast and to fit in anywhere in…

  • Under-Deck Roof

    Convert the space under a second-story deck into a dry, spacious patio by installing this simple, under-the-deck roof and gutter system.

  • How to Build a Cedar Deck Railing With Glass

    We'll show you how to dress up a dull deck with sturdy, handsome railing that provides a wide-open view. The tinted glass is strong and…

  • How to Build a Wood and Stone Deck

    Construct an eye-catching cedar deck surrounded by a veneered stone wall that provides both privacy and seating. The article includes full…

  • How to Build a Solid, Frost-Proof Deck Footing

    Dig and pour your deck footings so they extend below the frost line. That way, they won't move, or heave, as the ground freezes and thaws…

  • Build a No-Rot, No-Maintenance Deck

    Build this spacious, semi-private deck, which features planters, a handsome railing, low voltage lighting and a wide range of low maintenance,…

  • How to Build a Garden Pond and Deck

    Let us show you how to add this easy-to-build pond and easy-care deck to your garden. This serene retreat can be built by a novice and…

  • How to Install Joist Hangers

    If you install them properly, joist hangers will keep your decks and floors strong as wood dries, twists, shrinks and ages. We'll show you a…

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