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Design and Build a Deck

Brought to you by Lowe's Creative Ideas

In this six-part series, learn how to design, layout and frame a deck. Then we'll show you how to add posts, steps and rails. 

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Each of the articles includes a step-by-step video. The articles guide you through basic deck building techniques. Let your imagination be your guide to take you to the best deck for your home.

Build a Deck Part 1 -- Designing a Deck

The process of designing a comfortable, practical and safe deck is easy.

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Build a Deck Part 2 -- Laying Out Your Deck

Now you have your new deck design. In part two of this six-part series, learn how to lay out the deck and get ready for construction.

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Build a Deck Part 3 -- Setting Deck Posts

In part three of this six-part series on how to build a deck, learn how to set the proper footings and posts to support your deck.

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Build a Deck Part 4 -- Framing Your Deck

In part four of the build a deck series, you'll learn how to assemble the framing on the beams and install the decking.

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Build a Deck Part 5 -- Building Deck Stairs

In part five of this this six-part build a deck series, you'll learn how to build and attach stairs.

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Build a Deck Part 6 -- Installing Deck Railings, Balusters and Lattice

In the sixth and final step of building a deck, you'll add railings.

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