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Deck Designs

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

  1. 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.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Build a No-Rot, No-Maintenance Deck

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    Build this spacious, semi-private deck, which features planters, a handsome railing, low voltage lighting and a wide range of low maintenance, durable materials. It's a big project, but our photos and drawings show you all you need to know to assemble it successfully.

  2. Deck Privacy Fence

    Project

    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 fit most decks. And it'll make your deck a more comfortable, welcoming place. We'll show you how to do it.

  3. How to Build a Wood and Stone Deck

    Project

    Construct an eye-catching cedar deck surrounded by a veneered stone wall that provides both privacy and seating. The article includes full plans and material list, along with complete how-to instructions.

  4. Backyard Decks: Build an Island Deck

    Project

    Built with composite decking and hidden fasteners, this maintenance-free backyard deck is designed to go together fast and to fit in anywhere in the yard, without footings or ledger boards.

  5. How to Build the Deck of Your Dreams

    Project

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

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