How to Build a Wood and Stone Deck

Combine veneer stone with a simple deck to create a striking, durable outdoor living room.

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Angle grinder
  • Caulk gun
  • Chalk line
  • Circular saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Framing square
  • Hammer
  • Knee pads
  • Jigsaw
  • Level
  • Miter saw
  • Posthole digger
  • Safety glasses
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Spade
  • Stapler
  • Tape measure
  • Tin snips
  • Trowel

You'll also need a diamond blade for your circular saw, an edging tool, a scarifier, a pointed trowel, a grout bag, a whisk broom, a tuckpointing tool, a utility knife and a wheelbarrow.