Table of contents for The complete guide to decks.

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Table of Contents
Introduction	5
Gallery of Inspiring Decks	7
Deck Planning & Design	15
Evaluating Your Site	16
Deck Construction Codes	18
Determining Lumber Size	22
Understanding Loads	24
Developing Your Deck Plan	26
Working with Building Inspectors	30
How to Build a Deck	32
Structural Support	37
Installing a Ledger	38
Locating Post Footings	46
Digging & Pouring Footings	52
Installing Posts	56
Installing Beams	62
Hanging Joists	66
Framing Low-profile Decks	72
Framing Multi-level Decks	74
Framing Decks on Steep Slopes	80
Working with Angles	86
Creating Curves	94
Framing for Insets	100
Decking	103
Decking Patterns	104
Laying Decking	106
Stairs	119
Building Stairs	120
Building Stairways with Landings	128
Deck Railings	139
Deck Railing Basics	140
Curved railings	156
Composite Railing Systems	162
Glass-panel Railings	164
Steel Cable Railings	166
Copper Tube Railings	168
Finishing & Maintaining 
Your Deck	171
Cleaning, Sealing & Coloring a Deck	172
Finishing a New Wood Deck	174
Maintaining a Deck	176
Repairing a Deck	178
Cleaning Vinyl & Composite 
Decking	182
Deck Materials & Tools	185
Footings & Structural Lumber	186
Wood Decking	188
Composite Decking	190
Fasteners & Hardware	192
Metal Connecting Hardware	194
Screws & Nails	198
Flashing	200
Footing Forms	201
Specialty Tools	202
Custom Deck Projects	204
A Deck for Entertaining	206
A Deck for Livability	214
A Deck with Power	218
Hot Tub Deck	226
Underdeck Enclosure	232
Ground Level Walkout Deck	242
Second-story Walkout Deck	250
Inside Corner Deck	258
Island Deck	266
Wraparound Deck	274
Angled Deck	282
Platform Deck	292
Multi-level Deck	296
Casual Curve Deck	306
Deck-building Glossary	312
Reference Charts	314
Resources & Photo Credits	315
Index	316

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Decks (Architecture, Domestic) -- Design and construction -- Amateurs' manuals.