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Spruce Up Your Deck

Spruce Up Your Deck

Use colorful exterior paint to decorate your deck with a new custom-designed "rug."

Step-by-step instructions

Comfortable Everyday Decks

Comfortable Everyday Decks

These decks are perfect for relaxing or gathering friends and family anytime of year.

11 laid-back looks


10 Designer Decks

10 Designer Decks

Take a look at designer decks made from wood, composite and aluminum.

Get ideas for your deck

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Top 100 Decks Projects

  1. 1. How to Apply Blocking to Decks (00:46)

    Why you should consider adding blocking before installing the decking.

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

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

  3. 3. How to Install Post Anchors (01:48)

    Learn a simple method for installing post anchors when building a deck.

  4. 4. Joist Hangers For Decks (00:23)

    Find out why joist hangers will increase the strength of your deck.

  5. 5. Installing Anchors and Beams (00:48)

    Build a strong deck with this method for installing anchors and beams.

  6. 6. Heat Exchanger and Decking (01:26)

    Here's a look at an air-to-air heat exchanger and Accoya decking material.

  7. 7. Corner Handrail Posts (02:18)

    Get tips for installing the corner posts and the handrails.

  8. 8. Deck Railings and Balusters (01:06)

    Follow this mathematical formula to get started with cutting the balusters.

  9. 9. How to Prevent Critters from Burrowing Under a Deck

    These step-by-step instructions show how to dig a trench and bury wire mesh in order to prevent creatures from burrowing under a deck.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. Build a Kiddie Pool Deck (00:04:47)

    Deek Diedricksen shows how to build a kiddie pool deck.

  11. 11. Selecting the Best Beam Size (00:33)

    To build the strongest deck, find out how to select the right beam size.

  12. 12. Best Handrail Post Spacing (00:47)

    Calculate the best spacing for the handrail posts with these handy tips.

  13. 13. Finishing Touches to a Deck (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for adding finishing touches to a composite deck.

  14. 14. Best Stairway Construction (01:20)

    Take a look at some of the challenges of fabricating a solid stairway.

  15. 15. All About Deck Fasteners (00:50)

    Everything you need to know about fasteners when building a deck.

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