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Building Decks: All the Information You Need to Design and Build Your Own Deck

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As part of our comprehensive "HomeSkills" DIY series, "HomeSkills: Building Decks" takes the fear out of adding the perfect outdoor element to your house. There's a reason that deck building is the most popular do-it-yourself home improvement undertaking today: not only are decks an attractive, customizable component of classic American construction, they also allow for entertainment and relaxation in a way that indoor spaces simply can't. So if your house is already in top working order, and your lawn is looking mighty green this year, chances are there's only one thing missing a deck. Fortunately, with all the innovative new products and materials coming onto the market, decks are easier to self-design and build than ever before. As it turns out, you're only one how-to book away from creating the deck of your dreams. In "HomeSkills: Building Decks", the expert editors of cool springs press join forces to cover every aspect of deck building, providing streamlined project descriptions with crystal-clear photos that leave no room for guesswork. You'll learn how to plan and design, then select materials, dig postholes, hang joists, and install the decking itself. We even cover stairs, railings, overheads, and extra accessories like screens and arbors. Check out our five other "HomeSkills" guides on carpentry, landscaping, plumbing, tiling, and wiring.

  • Do-it-yourself - carpentry
  • House and home
  • Design and construction
  • Outdoor and recreational areas



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what and how much do i need for a 19x19 deck

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Im putting in a deck 19x19
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by information Average time cement takes to set in 90 degree temperature? July 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clear and well organized Very well done "How to" book. But I think it still does require a moderate amount of prior skill and experience to be able to carry out a deck project. I will probably hire a contractor. The book helped to make that decision. February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Building Decks This is a very good summary of what is needed to build a deck onto an existing house. It has many worthwhile tips and recommendations. It helped make my project very doable. November 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Book Great book with a lot of great and helpful information. Doesn't have a lot of information if any to how to build an awning/roof over a porch which is one of the things that I wanted to do so I had to order another book September 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great book haven't finished it but have read much of excellent, detailed, well-written tome June 3, 2014
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