Deck Building

Do you dream of the perfect deck? Are you longing for an escape to watch the birds, entertain friends and family, or read a book? Make those dreams a reality with practical tips to build and maintain your home's deck. If you have an existing deck, there's a good chance it needs a little rejuvenating.

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Budget-Friendly Pool Deck Ideas for Your Backyard
Building a pool deck is a great addition to your backyard-but it can get really expensive. Here's how to cut costs without sacrificing style or quality.
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.
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.
How to Add Skirting to a Two-Level Deck
Put an attractive finishing touch on your deck that serves as both function and style.
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.
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.

How to Install a Ledger

Learn how to attach the load bearing joist of the deck, called the ledger, to your house with the help of our expert tips.