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Get up to speed on code basics, foundations, footing loads, costs to build, joist and beam spans, ledger board connections and some cool techniques like picture frame borers.  Learn...

Deck Design Help

Start thinking like an architect, a designer, a creative spirit.  Here is where the mind set and concepts of creativity are explained and examples of different layouts are found. Find your muse...

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  1. Retrofitting Wood Railing With A Composite Drink Rail and Aluminum Balusters

    Apr 27, 17 11:52 AM

    I'm currently in the process of upgrading my existing deck. It has 8 foot rail sections with 4x4 posts on each end. In the middle it has 2x4s with wooden

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  2. Ledger Board on Brick and Sloping a Deck in corner of house

    Apr 23, 17 08:21 AM

    I would like to build a 11' x 11' deck in corner of the house. I have two questions. 1) The house is double brick. Can I use ledger plates on the two

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You know the usual suspects; cedar, redwood and pine.  Here's some things maybe you don't know about. Like stone, bamboo, aluminum, rolled vinyl or EPDM. Or our pick for best performing decking for your dollar.  Find out...


Railings should please your eyes as much as they protect you.  We're talking height, spacing, strength, joist and surface mounted posts.  And we show you some of the best building techniques for traditional wood framing  post connections you may encounter in the field.  Dig in...


Learn the math and tricks of the trade to build your own stairs in a variety of styles. Rise and runs, tread sizes, stringer layout tips, other code issues. Even how to revive worn out stepsGet started...


When the sun goes down your outdoor living room should come alive.  The right kind of illumination can do just that! Like the finest post top, side postrecessed, solar, and strip lighting anywhere. Or just learn about your options first.

Maintenance Tips & Plans

We'll cover the bases of how, when and where to clean including safe pressure washing, stains and sealers, and annual maintenance plans. Learn...


Pretty much every kind of material or structural calculators you will need as you plan your project including joist and beam spans, footing sizes, baluster quantities and cement volumes.  Start calculating...

Pictures For Design Ideas

Your best place to get inspired is to see other great examples of designs and ideas that work.  Hundreds of pictures to browse. Browse...


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