Deck Designs

Get deck ideas and plans to help build your dream deck.

Dream Deck Plans

This small deck is packed with features: composite decking, cantilevered seating nooks, a cedar pergola, custom railing, cascading stairs—all illustrated with solid, easy-to-understand construction details.

Deck Designs projects

  • Deck Privacy Fence

    Convert a deck railing into a handsome privacy screen and block nosy neighbors, unsightly views, wind and noise. It's easy to build and will…

  • How to Build the Deck of Your Dreams

    Learn key features and techniques for building first-class decks, including planters, shading ideas, stairs, durable materials, privacy screens,…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Dream Deck Plans

    This small deck is packed with features: composite decking, cantilevered seating nooks, a cedar pergola, custom railing, cascading…

  • 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,…