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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. Episode 2 Deck Time Lapse (00:33)

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

  2. 2. 10 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

    Follow these DIY Network tips if you're planning to build a deck.

  3. 3. Episode 3 Deck Time Lapse (00:44)

    Watch the Decked Out deck in episode 3 being built in 44 seconds.

  4. 4. Cutting Joists with Accuracy (01:04)

    Get professional tips on cutting boards to a perfect length.

  5. 5. Episode 4 Deck Time Lapse (00:37)

    Watch the Decked Out deck in episode 4 being built in 37 seconds.

  6. 6. Deck Fasteners from A to Z (01:42)

    Take a look at a variety of fastener styles available for a deck project.

  7. 7. Beam and Joist Installation (01:21)

    Learn smart tips for installing the outer beam and nailing the joists.

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

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

  9. 9. Compacting Sand (00:38)

    Why tamp down sand when you're building a deck? Paul explains.

  10. 10. Precise Deck Board Spacing (01:21)

    Find out how to space the deck boards properly for optimal drainage.

  11. 11. Decks Joists and Center Beam (00:34)

    Get in-depth information about joists, beams and the support posts.

  12. 12. Episode 6 Deck Time Lapse (00:37)

    Watch the Decked Out deck in episode 6 being built in 37 seconds.

  13. 13. How to Build a Deck for a Hot Tub

    Learn how to build a deck that will hold a hot tub.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. Building a Hot Tub Deck (03:34)

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

  15. 15. The Sideways Deck (20:01)

    Paul and crew build an amazing deck that includes a bar built into a tree.

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