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Top 100 Deck Building Projects

  1. 1. Building a Deck Bench (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for building a deck bench.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. 5. Composite Decking (02:05)

    Indoors Out uses composite decking for a sturdy, low-maintenance deck.

  6. 6. Building a Grown-Up Deck (03:51)

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

  7. 7. 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.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. Designing a Sideways Deck (03:39)

    An oddly shaped yard needs -- and gets -- a special outdoor living space.

  9. 9. Episode 5 Deck Time Lapse (00:35)

    Watch the Decked Out deck in episode 5 being built in 35 seconds.

  10. 10. Beautiful Wedding Gazebo Kit (06:12)

    Build a beautiful gazebo from a kit to create a garden focal point.

  11. 11. How to Build Custom Deck Railings

    With the deck floor complete, build custom railings. The decks support posts serve as mounts for the new railing system.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. Strategic Deck Footings (02:14)

    Start from the ground up by building a solid deck with the right footings.

  13. 13. Deck Maintenance Primer (00:36)

    Keep your deck safe and beautiful with this list of maintenance tasks.

  14. 14. Lattice Tip (00:39)

    Paul shares a surprising (and logical) tip for working with lattice panels.

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

    Learn how to estimate materials for any deck building project.

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