How To: Plan, and build, the deck of your dreams

Plan, and build, the deck of your dreams

While building a deck may not be the easiest DIY project, it can be done with proper planning and execution. In part one of this five part series, learn about decking material options, deck style options, building codes restrictions and much more.

In part two of this five part series, learn what tools you will need to complete your deck project, including a straight edge, a framing hammer and other tools. Next, start your deck build by installing the ledger and locating & digging the footings.

In part three of this five part series, learn how to frame your deck with posts, beams and joists.

In part four of this five part series, learn which boards and fasteners will enable you to lay your deck. Next, watch how the boards are laid, spaced and finished.

In part five of this five part series, learn how to build deck stairs and deck railings to put the finishing touches on your new deck.

For more, or to get started building the deck of your dreams, watch this video tutorial.

(1) Part 1 of 5 - How to Plan, and build, the deck of your dreams, (2) Part 2 of 5 - How to Plan, and build, the deck of your dreams, (3) Part 3 of 5 - How to Plan, and build, the deck of your dreams, (4) Part 4 of 5 - How to Plan, and build, the deck of your dreams, (5) Part 5 of 5 - How to Plan, and build, the deck of your dreams

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