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How To Build a Composite Deck

Learn how to build a deck so nice that it can be enjoyed year-round.

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Top 100 Deck Building Projects

  1. 1. The Grown-up Deck (20:01)

    Paul gives Kim and Brad the "more" they wanted in their backyard.

  2. 2. How to Install Deck Flooring and Posts

    With the joists in place, now you can start to lay the deck flooring.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. Outdoor Projects for Increasing Your Home's Value- Deck, Patio, Porch and Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

    From decks and patios to outdoor kitchens and exterior lighting, get expert do-it-yourself tips for stylish outdoor living.

  4. 4. Deck-Building Difficulties (06:25)

    Two friends try to build a deck on their own in three days for $2,000.

  5. 5. Speed Square Tip (00:45)

    Paul demonstrates a use for a speed square that you may not already know.

  6. 6. How to Build a Treehouse (01:06)

    Here's a Blog Cabin step-by-step process for building a treehouse.

  7. 7. How to Build a Deck Staircase

    With the flooring in place, you can build the staircase for your deck.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 8. Building a Deck With Levels (03:35)

    Multiple levels create the feeling of separate rooms in this large deck.

  9. 9. Setting a Structural Post (00:36)

    Paul explains how a structural post ensures that a pergoa will be solid.

  10. 10. Power Nailer Speeds Up Project (00:01:00)

    Jason uses a power nailer to speed up the process of building a deck.

  11. 11. Driving System (00:55)

    With the Simpson Strong Tie, building a deck won't be a pain in the neck.

  12. 12. Building a Deck With Curves (03:45)

    A graceful curved deck extends the house and gives access to the backyard.

  13. 13. How to Install Floor Joists and Deck Boards

    Having established the deck perimeter, the floor joists are finished and the redwood decking is attached.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. Building a Grown-Up Deck (03:51)

    A stone pad with no shade is incorporated into a relaxing private retreat.

  15. 15. Building a Stairway Railing (00:44)

    Use basic building techniques for this final step of the deck project.

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