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Getting Started on a Deck

From the plan drawings to the joists, what you do at the beginning when building a deck can make a difference in both the ease in compl...

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Top 100 Deck Building Projects

  1. 1. Installing a Rail Cap (00:23)

    Give the rail sections a nice finished look by installing a rail cap.

  2. 2. Top Tools for Building Decks (02:23)

    Get the lowdown on the must-have tools for building a deck.

  3. 3. Joist Installation (01:33)

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

  4. 4. Hints for Spacing Deck Joists (01:36)

    Discover timesaving tips and shortcuts for spacing the joists.

  5. 5. Episode 11 Deck Time Lapse (00:34)

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

  6. 6. How to Install Stair Stringers (01:14)

    Jeff Wilson explains what you need to know about installing stringers.

  7. 7. Episode 12 Deck Time Lapse (00:39)

    Watch the Decked Out deck in episode 12 being built in 39 seconds.

  8. 8. Update an Older Home With a Deck

    An older home with a concrete pad porch is updated by construction of a redwood deck and flower box.

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    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Building Deck Steps (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for building deck steps.

  10. 10. Building a Stairway Landing (01:14)

    Build the landing for the stairs with these in-depth instructions.

  11. 11. How to Create an Outdoor Grilling Area

    Learn how to create a grilling area that is comfortable as well as functional.

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    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. Episode 13 Time Lapse (00:35)

    Watch the Decked Out deck in episode 13 being built in 35 seconds.

  13. 13. DIY Deck-Building Quicktips (00:01:00)

    John DeSilvia shares his tips on how to build a sturdy deck that will last.

  14. 14. Design Your Dream Deck (02:01)

    Do a little homework and design a deck that fits your family's needs.

  15. 15. How To Add an Outdoor Fireplace to a Deck

    Learn how to add a modular outdoor fireplace to an outdoor kitchen for year-round comfort. The fireplace is made from a blend of lumini...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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