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How to Construct a Deck Perimeter

With the support posts anchored in dried concrete, the next step in the project is constructing the deck perimeter.

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Top 100 Deck Building Projects

  1. 1. Trimming a Deck in White (03:48)

    White trim adds sleek, clean lines to a multipurpose outdoor living space.

  2. 2. Must-Have Building Permit (01:04)

    Plan ahead and prevent future problems by obtaining a building permit.

  3. 3. Building a Hot Tub Deck (03:34)

    A tiny, unused deck is replaced with a large but cozy space with a hot tub.

  4. 4. Deck Railing Safety Tips (00:04:11)

    Here are expert tips for building and properly maintaining a deck railing.

  5. 5. How To Build a Floating Wood Deck and Pergola

    A floating deck and wood pergola add both function and architectural detail to an outdoor space.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 6. Episode 11 Deck Time Lapse (00:34)

    Watch the Decked Out deck in episode 11 being built in 34 seconds.

  7. 7. The Deck with Levels (20:01)

    A boring backyard is turned into a multi-level dream-deck oasis.

  8. 8. Ledger Board Basics (01:37)

    Learn the tricks of the trade for leveling and installing the ledger board.

  9. 9. Episode 2 Deck Time Lapse (00:33)

    Watch the Decked Out deck in episode 2 being built in 33 seconds.

  10. 10. Diagonal Decking Design (00:39)

    Properly support the diagonal decking using these professional tips.

  11. 11. How to Build a Pergola (07:02)

    Learn how to complement your patio or deck with a stylish wooden pergola.

  12. 12. Best Deck Materials (01:36)

    Learn about the variety of deck materials on the market today.

  13. 13. Dream Backyard Oasis (03:00)

    See all the incredible features and upgrades of this fabulous backyard project.

  14. 14. Types of Decking Materials (00:57)

    Paul elaborates on the three decking materials he's using in a project.

  15. 15. Taking Back Control (20:00)

    The crew gets busy building the deck, only to discover problems & setbacks.

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