Decks: How to Design and Build the Perfect Deck for Your Home
These pages are bursting with helpful information on wood, fasteners, and tools, as well as design considerations and building techniques. Every phase of deck construction is detailed, from building the foundation and framing to installing the decking, stairs, and rails. Easily design your own deck or select one of the decks in the projects section to re-create in our backyard.
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Designing Your Deck
Wood for Building Decks
Fasteners and Hardware for Deck Construction
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