Outdoor decks can benefit nearly every home. Whether used as a backyard retreat or for entertaining, decks and patios are multifunctional outdoor living spaces. If you're looking for DIY deck projects, you will find all you need to plan, install, and finish a deck addition in your landscape. Use our deck pictures for design ideas to help you get a deck plan in place.

How to Install Deck Railing Posts

The first step in adding the railing to the deck is installing the posts. We'll show you how to do it in five simple steps.
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How to Pour Footings for a Deck

This how-to will show you how to create a safe, secure surface on which to start building your backyard getaway. We'll show you how to mix, pour, and level concrete footings for a deck.
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How to Add Skirting to a Two-Level Deck

Put an attractive finishing touch on your deck that serves as both function and style.
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How to Build Stairs for a Deck on a Sloped Site

Get one step closer to the deck of your dreams. Once your landing pad is installed you're ready to begin building the stairs—here's how.
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How to Install Decking

Get the best-looking deck possible with decking planks that are correctly installed. Learn the best tips and tricks here.
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How to Build Deck Beams, Headers, and Outside Joists

Start building the frame for your freestanding deck with this guide to beams, headers, and outside joists.
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How to Frame Corners and Curves

You need to put in a little extra work to get a unique deck with inside corners, curves, and more. With our help, we promise it'll all be worth it.