Table of contents for Building decks : pro tips and simple steps.


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DECK GALLERY

  • Freestanding Deck with Planters and Benches

  • Deck on a Sloped Site with Railing and Stairs

  • Two-Level Deck with Wide Stairs and a Pergola
  • GETTING READY

  • Power tools

  • Selecting framing lumber

  • Choosing deck and railing materials

  • Selecting boards

  • Choosing fasteners

  • Designing for beauty and utility

  • Making sure itís strong

  • Building an above-average deck
  • Drawing a plan

  • Basic skills
  • FREESTANDING BASIC DECK: PLANTERS & BENCHES

  • Laying out the deck

  • Forming footings

  • Installing posts

  • Framing

  • Angled decking

  • Simple stairs

  • Bench with planters
  • DECK ON A SLOPED SITE: STAIRS & RAILING

  • Anchoring a ledger

  • Laying out on a sloped site

  • Framing

  • Laying decking

  • Laying out stairways

  • Forming a concrete pad

  • Building stairs

  • Adding a railing
  • TWO-LEVEL DELUXE DECK: WIDE STAIRS & PERGOLA

  • Laying out

  • Installing the beams

  • Installing joists

  • Decking with a center strip

  • Building deep and wide stairs

  • Adding an upgraded railing

  • Building a pergola

  • Adding skirting
  • FINISHING & REPAIRING

  • Diagnosing deck problems

  • Repairing decking

  • Repairing framing

  • Applying a finish


  • Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Decks (Architecture, Domestic) Design and construction Amateurs' manuals