Building A Deck

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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…

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