Building A Deck projects
Making Deck Posts
Learn the simple deck-building skills of making square cuts, cutting notches and shaping deck posts to make your deck stronger and more…
How to Build a Deck With Composites
Expert deck builders show you how to build a deck with composites and other rot-resistant materials for longevity. Your deck will also look…
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7 Deck Building Tips
Make your deck building go faster with these seven clever tips from the pros. It’s tricks like these that allow professional to build a…
Convert the space under a second-story deck into a dry, spacious patio by installing this simple, under-the-deck roof and gutter system.
Set and Nail Decking Perfectly
Building a deck? Learn tricks for straightening crooked boards; making crisp, straight cuts on the board ends; and avoiding problems like…
How to Build a Deck That will Last as Long as Your House
There’s building a dec; and then there’s building a deck that will last for as long as your house does. See how we did it and the…
Attaching a New Deck to a House: The Correct Method
With proper flashing, a wood deck will last many years; without it, the deck and the ledger it's attached to will quickly rot. Detailed…
How to Build a Solid, Frost-Proof Deck Footing
Dig and pour your deck footings so they extend below the frost line. That way, they won't move, or heave, as the ground freezes and thaws…
How to Install Joist Hangers
If you install them properly, joist hangers will keep your decks and floors strong as wood dries, twists, shrinks and ages. We’ll show…
Reader Project: Reclaimed Lumber Decking
I was looking in the free-stuff section of a local website. Obviously, the good stuff goes fast, so I checked it often. I saw an ad for…