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.
Building a deck requires knowledge of a number of terms and techniques which are also useful in many other DIY projects. Before you begin, brush up on your knowledge:
|What Do Level and Plumb Mean?||What Does On-Center Mean?|
|How Do I Use a Tape Measure?||How Do I Use a Chalk Line?|
|How Do I Drill A Pilot Hole?|
You also need to find out about permits, building codes, inspections and any other requirements that might apply to your project. Check with your homeowners association and local building department to see what you need to know. And, before beginning any excavation, call 811 to check for underground utilities.
The final part of the deck build is the stairs. Building stairs takes some math and a little know-how. Follow these steps for a safe set of wood deck stairs.Learn More
Composite deck materials add sophistication and durability to any deck. Here's how to install composite decking and railings.Learn More
With the composite decking and the deck railings installed, complete the look by building composite stairs.Learn More