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How to Build a Backyard Deck

Building a deck can be a pricey option that requires careful planning, special tools and a lot of material.

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Materials

  • pressure-treated lumber
  • redwood pieces
  • composite decking
  • wooden stakes
  • string
  • spray paint
  • concrete forms
  • concrete

Tools

  • tape measure
  • level
  • power auger
  • post hole digger
  • quick clamps
  • power drill
  • hammer
  • power planer

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