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How to Build Seating, Shade and Lighting Into Your Deck

This multi-step project will spiff-up your deck with the addition of a shade canopy, a built-in bench and inset lighting.

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  • Price Range

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    Hard

Turn an every day deck into an outdoor oasis with this makeover project from DIY Network that includes a canopy, seating and lighting.

Add a canopy for shade, built-in seating and lighting to make your deck the place to be:

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  • Time

    Several Weekends

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Build a Shade Canopy Frame To A Deck

Step-by-step instructions for building a shade canopy frame structure for your deck.

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    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Add Built-In Seating to Your Deck

The DIY team gives you step-by-step instructions for adding a built-in bench to a wood deck.

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  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Add Inset Deck Lighting

Follow these step-by-step instructions for beautifying your deck with inset lighting.

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