Build a No-Rot, No-Maintenance Deck

Low maintenance and good looks can go hand in hand

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Air compressor
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Caulk gun
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Corded drill
  • Chalk line
  • Level, 4-ft.
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Jigsaw
  • One-handed bar clamps
  • Posthole digger
  • Sawhorses
  • Table saw
  • Wood chisel

You'll also need an adjustable auger bit, Framing nail gun, 1/2-in. drill bit, 12 in. long

See “Additional Information” at the end of the Step-by-Step section.