Replacing Deck Boards

Don't build a new deck if all you have to do is replace a few deck boards

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
  • Miter saw
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Locking pliers
  • Cat's paw
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Nail set
  • Extension cord
  • Hearing protection
  • Jigsaw
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Sawhorses
  • Speed square

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Deck boards (type of wood and size to match existing deck boards)
  • Galvanized nails or screws (length determined by deck board thickness)