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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. Building a Deck With Levels (03:35)

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

  2. 2. Raising a Deck Up High (03:48)

    A useless builder deck is replaced by a stunning space 'way up in the air.

  3. 3. Deck Face-Lift and Staircase (07:26)

    Update a deck with safer railing and a new staircase down to the yard.

  4. 4. Creating a Huge Deck (03:54)

    Paul undertakes the most mammoth deck (plus swimming pool) he's ever built.

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

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

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

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

  7. 7. Making a Deck With Low Curves (03:58)

    Paul's design optimizes a large, empty yard and creates a relaxing space.

  8. 8. How to Create an Outdoor Grilling Area

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Montgomery Pitch Degree Level (00:01:16)

    Check for level and plumb and now degree and pitch with this new level.

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

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

  11. 11. Designing a Deck That's Narrow (03:58)

    Paul and the crew turn a narrow townhouse backyard into an outdoor oasis.

  12. 12. Estimating Deck Materials (02:06)

    Learn how to estimate materials for any deck building project.

  13. 13. How to Install a Deck Floor

    The DIY to the Rescue team shows how to install flooring for a deck.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. Sill and Spacers for a Deck (00:44)

    For accurate measurement, find out how to use spacers to install a sill.

  15. 15. Decking Adds to Home's Value (00:01:00)

    This DIY decking project will add function, beauty and value to a home.

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