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How to Build an Eco-Friendly Deck

Carter Oosterhouse shows how to create a fantastic outdoor deck using composite decking.

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  1. 1. How to Make a Table From an Old Suitcase

    DIY Network has instructions for turning a vintage suitcase and four salvaged spindles into a stylish end table.

  2. 2. How to Make a Mudroom Bench Using Old Kitchen Cabinets

    DIY Network shows how you can create extra storage and seating by turning old kitchen cabinets into a bench.

  3. 3. Working With Reclaimed Building Materials

    DIY Network shows how to refurbish old materials to use in future projects.

  4. 4. Building a Padded Ottoman (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for building a padded ottoman.

  5. 5. Joist Installation (01:33)

    Tom Gerlach gives advice on how to install joists when building a deck.

  6. 6. Build a Sliding Laptop Shelf (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for building a sliding laptop shelf.

  7. 7. Blog Cabin 2007

    Visit the cozy mountain retreat built in the Great Smoky Mountains. DIY's first Blog Cabin featured a green metal roof, bark exterior s...

  8. 8. Tile Cutters and Wetsaws (04:17)

    Explore the pros and cons of tile-cutting tools, from pliers to wetsaws.

  9. 9. What Did Jose Learn? (05:42)

    Production assistant Jose shows what he's learned during 48 days on set.

  10. 10. Evolution Rage Circular Saw (00:01:36)

    Meet the first multipurpose circ saw - it cuts wood, aluminum and steel.

  11. 11. How To Install Cap Blocks and Pre-Cast Stone to a Courtyard Wall

    A cinderblock wall around a courtyard gets the finishing touches.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. Visually Aligning a Deck Spine (00:39)

    Paul explains the importance of visually aligning the spine of a decm.

  13. 13. Squaring Off Wood Stock (03:35)

    Watch as he shows how to make perfectly square stock from wood scraps.

  14. 14. Stone Walls (02:59)

    Building a stone wall will go more smoothly if you follow Ahmed's advice.

  15. 15. How to Make a Padded Headboard

    Dress up any bedroom with this easy project. We a comfy headboard using white pine frame, plywood and memory foam cushion.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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