If you're not an everyday woodworker, then building a deck may be a challenge for you. But it's not as hard as it might seem. If you follow all of the required steps for deck building, you'll have one of the best ones on the block, and be pretty darn proud of it, too!
So, check out this six-part video tutorial from Lowe's to see how to build a deck. This shows all of the steps to completing the build, thanks to Lowe's expert, Mike Kraft. Mike has all of the tips and tricks you need to design, plan, and construct a deck for your backyard.
Part 1: Design a Deck and Build Deck Plans
Mike takes you through the process of designing and building the deck plans. Designing a deck is the first step in any deck construction. See how to plan it out for any backyard.
Part 2: Simple Deck Layouts and Plans
See how to build deck construction plans, design a simple layout, and begin backyard construction.
Part 3: Building and Setting Deck Posts and Footings
This teaches viewers how to build and set deck posts and footings. Mike shows you all of the materials you need when building, setting, and notching your deck posts.
Part 4: Building a Deck Frame and Framing Your Deck
Builders see how to construct their deck frame using wooden joists and other decking materials. Mike gives you framing and construction tips to make building your deck frame easy.
Part 5: Building Deck Stairs and Steps
See how to plan, design and construct stairs or steps. Ideas for building and designing steps are given, including making the right cuts, measuring rise and run, and using deck posts as supports.
Part 6: Installing Deck Railings, Balusters, Lattice and Skirting
Finish your deck! By building the railing, installing balusters and choosing, and installing skirting. Find the right materials to build and design you wooden deck rail and install wood balusters and lattice.