Skip to content
Skip to footer
How To & Repair
Washer and Dryer Repair
Car Window Repair
DIY Car Paint
DIY Oil Change
Lawn Mower Repair
Garage Door Repair
Screen Door Repair
Wood Floor Installation
Heating & Cooling
Air Conditioner Repair
Parts of the House
Storage & Organization
Mold & Mildew
Bathroom Exhaust Fan
DIY Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen Design Ideas
Building a Deck
DIY Home Improvement
Home Safety Tips
Ways to Save Money
See All Smart Homeowner
Stuff We Love
Nest® Smart Home Sweepstakes
Weber Grill Sweepstakes
Shop DIY Books
Win a Grill
Start now! Build your skills with online classes from the pros at DIY University
Deck maintenance projects and tips to keep your deck looking great for years.
Building a Deck
The Right (and Wrong) Way to Splice Beams
There’s no sense installing a beam that’s not supported by a post. But that’s what this deck builder did. Maybe the builder assumed that attaching the beam
Comparing Wood Deck Options: Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking
Choosing the Best Finish for Your Deck
Restore a Deck
Rebuild an Old Deck With New Decking and Railings
Outdoor Stair Railing
No-Maintenance Deck Rails
Keep your deck looking new for years without any maintenance
15 Modern Deck Building Tips and Shortcuts
There are lots of new decking products on the market, and deck building methods continue...
How to Shade Your Deck or Patio with a DIY Awning
Sun-blocking solutions like a patio awning that let you enjoy your deck or patio all day long
How to Remove Flaking Deck Stain
Make your deck look like new!
How to Choose Composite Decking
The 7 key factors to consider before buying composite decking
How to Build Deck Stairs
Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.
Flashing a Deck Ledger Board on Vinyl Siding
Here's the right way to do it
Deck Privacy Fence
A quiet and private space is only a weekend away with a deck privacy screen
Backyard Decks: Build an Island Deck
Create a comfortable retreat anywhere in your yard with a ground level deck
Can You Stain Pressure-Treated Wood?
Outdoor projects don't have to stay green to last
Inexpensive roof panels keep it dry down below
Tips for How to Build a Deck
Avoid headaches, save time, and build a rock-solid deck
Making Deck Posts
Make square cuts, notches and grooves quickly and accurately
How to Build a Solid, Frost-Proof Deck Footing
Prevent frost-heave damage by pouring the concrete right.
How to Build a Deck With Composites
Learn how to build a deck with composites and other rot-resistant materials for beauty and...
7 Deck Building Tips
Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings
Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Complete DIY projects like a pro! Sign up for our newsletter!
Do It Right, Do It Yourself!
7 Things You Should Do When Building Your Deck
Want to avoid deck decay and enjoy your outdoor space for the rest of your...
Build a No-Rot, No-Maintenance Deck
Low maintenance and good looks can go hand in hand
14 DIY Deck Add-Ons That are Seriously Cool
It’s time to turn your blah deck into your summer happy place. These easy...
Simple Deck Board Spacers
Sixteen-penny nails work great as spacers when you’re installing deck boards, but they often...