Building A Deck projects
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…
How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio
Is your old concrete patio an eyesore? You can avoid the cost and mess of tearing it out by just screwing down wood sleepers and decking over it.
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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 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…
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…
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…
Making Deck Posts
Learn the simple deck-building skills of making square cuts, cutting notches and shaping deck posts to make your deck stronger and more…
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…
How to Build a Deck With Composites
Expert deck builders show you how to build a deck with composites and other rot-resistant materials for longevity. Your deck will also look…
Set and Nail Decking Perfectly
Building a deck? Learn tricks for straightening crooked boards; making crisp, straight cuts on the board ends; and avoiding problems like hammer…
Attaching a New Deck to a House: The Correct Method
With proper flashing, a wood deck will last many years; without it, the deck and the ledger it's attached to will quickly rot. Detailed…