Deck Ideas You Can Use: Creative Deck Designs for Every Home & Yard

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Creative Publishing international, Aug 1, 2011 - House & Home - 144 pages
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A comprehensive deck design tool that is packed with useful information and stunning, full-color photos. From choosing deck materials to complementing the architecture of your house, this book covers every aspect of the design process to help you create a custom deck that's perfect for your home and yard. Written and researched by noted DIY author and designer Chris Peterson, this is an all-new expansion of backlist favorite Portfolio of Deck Ideas. More than 250 all-new photos, plus all-new text and all-new attitude make this the most satisfying and useful deck ideas book you can find today, and at an attractive price point.

 

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Contents

Introduction
4
Decking Materials
14
Ideal Deck Size and Shape
34
Deck Perspectives
44
Decks in the Landscape
54
Focus on Purpose
60
Deck Features
84
Deck Lighting
136
Photo Credits
143
Resources
144
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About the author (2011)

Chris Peterson is a veteran home improvement and design author living in Ashland, Oregon. Among the many books he has written for Cool Springs Press and other publishers are "Building with Secondhand Stuff," "Manskills," four books in the "Ideas You Can Use" series, and many "Black & Decker Complete Guides." He has also authored several books in the food and cooking area and he has co-authored numerous home design books with noted media celebrities.

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