Building Decks

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Fine Homebuilding
Taunton Press, 2011 - House & Home - 248 pages
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This essential reference for pros and passionate amateurs is back with a fresh design and new content. Written by respected builders from all over America, this completely revised and expanded edition collects 11 new deckbuilding articles from the pages of "Fine Homebuilding "magazine, covering every aspect of deck design and construction, from the pros and cons of the newest decking materials to recent changes to the building code. "Building Decks "guides the reader through the entire process from first footings to final finishes, sharing insider secrets that only the pros know.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Get Your Deck Off to a Good Start
14
Better Ways to Frame a Deck
28
In pursuit of the perfect plank
36
Deck Boards Done right
47
Deck Fastener Options
54
putting the Fast in Fastener
62
the Care and Feeding of Wooden Decks
79
DeckStair Basics
122
Curved Deck Stairs
134
Fantail Deck Stairs
142
DEtaILS aND DESIGN
150
a FurnitureGrade Deck
158
a Balcony Deck Built to Last
167
an Elegant Border for Your Deck
176
Building a Curved Deck with Synthetic Decking
190

Start Your railing right
89
Deck railings that Stand Up to the Weather
100
Deck railings
106
railing against the Elements
116
Is Your Deck Safe?
198
accent Your Deck with Light
207
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All contributing authors are seasoned professionals whose articles have appeared in "Fine Homebuildi"ng magazine. Since 1981 "Fine Homebuilding" has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement and construction. The magazine, which has a circulation of more than 300,000, is the best source of home improvement information and helps readers build projects better, faster, and more efficiently.

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