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Deck maintenance projects and tips to keep your deck looking great for years.
Building a Deck
Dream Deck Plans
Cantilevered bays, overhead lattice, custom rails, cascading stairs… Wow! These may be small deck plans,...
How to Choose the Best Deck Finish
Protect your investment
Backyard Decks: Build an Island Deck
Create a comfortable retreat anywhere in your yard with a ground level deck.
Comparing Wood Deck Options: Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking
We help you choose the best material for your wood deck.
How to Install Joist Hangers
Simple steps for building decks and floors that'll last a lifetime.
16 Gorgeous Deck and Patio Ideas You Can DIY
Stop dreaming about your perfect deck or patio and start planning. Take a look at...
How to Build a Platform Deck
A detached, ground level deck is the easiest way to add useful space to your backyard.
How to Build a Cedar Deck Railing With Glass
This see-through deck railing offers a clear view of your yard.
How to Shade Your Deck or Patio
Sun-blocking solutions like a patio awning that let you enjoy your deck or patio all day long.
31 Tips for Repairing, Updating and Maximizing Your Deck
If you've had a deck for more than a couple years, chances are it'll need...
Simple Deck With Built-In Bench
We can't promise you a beachfront view but we know you'll enjoy relaxing on this...
Rebuild an Old Deck With New Decking and Railings
Give that old deck a new lease on life. Expert deck-builders show you how to...
A guide to Trex, Correctdeck, Timbertech, Veranda and other low-maintenance decking materials.
How to Remove Flaking Deck Stain
Make your deck look like new!
How to Build Outdoor Stair Railing
Tips for making rock-solid stair posts
Restore a Deck
Tips for your deck restore project: Protect the wood with special coatings made specifically for...
How to Build Deck Stairs
Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.
Can You Stain Pressure-Treated Wood?
Outdoor projects don't have to stay green to last
Deck Privacy Fence
A quiet and private space is only a weekend away with a deck privacy screen
How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp: Wooden Ramp Project
These wheelchair ramp plans will help you to build and install a handicap ramp that's...
Easy Deck Inspection and Deck Repair Tips
7 minutes, 7-point inspection and 7 easy repairs.
14 DIY Deck Add-Ons That are Seriously Cool
It’s time to turn your blah deck into your summer happy place. These easy...
12 Ideas for Lighting Up Your Deck
You've put in the work and now it's time to relax on your deck. When...
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 Choose Composite Decking
The 7 key factors to consider before buying composite decking
Composite Decking Review: NewTechWood
Josh is a huge fan of NewTechWood composite decking for a whole lot of reasons. ...
7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros
Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim.
Attaching a New Deck to a House: The Correct Method
Build a deck that will last
12 Things You Should Never Do to Your Deck
A backyard deck is a wonderful place to relax or entertain. Make sure you take...
How to Refinish a Deck with Acrylic-Based Deck Stain
Refinishing your wood deck with a semi-transparent acrylic-based stain is a great way to protect...
Prepping an Older Deck for Re-Staining
Preparing a deck to accept new stain isn’t difficult because the liquid strippers and...