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How to Build a Deck

A step-by-step guide gives you all the secrets for constructing a deck.

Materials

  • 2x2 boards
  • 2x4 boards
  • 2x6 boards
  • 2x8 boards
  • concrete
  • deck sealer
  • speed square
  • wood stain
  • galvanized deck screws
  • 2x12 boards
  • galvanized nails
  • lumber
  • 4x4 posts
  • furring strips
  • flashing
  • footers
  • galvanized steel joist hangers
  • deck plans
  • galvanized anchor bolts
  • support posts
  • 6x6 posts
  • galvanized carriage bolts

Tools

  • carpenter's pencil
  • circular saw
  • drill
  • framing square
  • hammer
  • jigsaw
  • laser level
  • level
  • reciprocating saw
  • tape measure
  • wood chisel
  • saw
  • tin snips
  • compound saw
  • calculator

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