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Building a Deck

10 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

Planning for a new deck? Be sure to keep these expert tips in mind.

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Location, Design and Materials

First, decide where you want your deck to be placed – attached to a back door, a second story, freestanding, etc. Then develop a design. Some home centers have design software that can help you design your deck and automatically create a list of materials based upon that design.

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