Best Deck Plans

Learn how you can find deck plans—often for free—online or through various offline resources.
By: Sean McEvoy

Planning Your Deck Design 02:02

Learn how to plan your deck's design so it fits your space and needs.

Before you begin the design and build phases for your new deck, you'll need to do some planning. Luckily, a wide array of deck plans is available to you, online and offline, and often for free.

A quick Google search for 'deck plans' brings up a mere 27,900,000 results, so at least you know your options won't be limited. The top results may be exactly what you're looking for, but refining that search a bit may help you find the precise plans you're looking for. For example, you might want to include specific information about the location of your deck (searching for 'pool deck plans' narrows us down to 2,630,000 results—that's progress!). The more specific you are, the more likely you'll be to find the deck plans and design ideas you're after.

Alternatively, if you're not too keen on going down the world wide web wormhole in your search for deck plans, you can also visit a local home improvement store and very likely walk out with a stack of deck plans, or chat with a local decking contractor and obtain the very same.

Whatever your angle for securing and exploring deck plans, rest assured that the perfect deck plan for you is out there—on the net, at the store or in a local contractor's filing cabinet.

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