Complete Deck Book

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Sunset, Nov 1, 2002 - House & Home - 256 pages
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The Complete Deck Book is the only guide you'll need to design your dream deck, select materials, build it (or be an informed supervisor), and even repair and maintain it. Whether you're starting from the ground up or revamping an existing deck, this new edition of a Sunset bestseller will motivate you with an image gallery of stunning decks from around the country. Includes practical how-to advice, step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions, and detailed plans for building your choice of 16 state-of-the-art deck projects, all of varying degrees of difficulty.

Other Resourceful Topics Include:

-- 120 how-to photos showing all aspects of deck building

-- Using hidden fastener systems for nail- and screw head-free deck surfaces

-- Plans for building a deck with handicapped- accessible ramps

-- How to properly demolish a deck

-- Checklists for inspecting and cleaning existing decks

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The author of more than a dozen home-improvement books, including "Complete Deck Book" and "Build a Kid's Play Yard", Jeff Beneke is an avid woodworker, house renovator, and gardener. He has edited and contributed to dozens of books on residential design, construction, and repair. He lives near Ithaca, New York.