Cover Your Bases. wood deck with patio dining set. View as slideshow. Photo by Kristine Larsen. Expanding your living space by adding a deck is a great American tradition. Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a pro, the key to success is factoring in all the critical design issues, picking the right material for your budget,
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With a few days to spare and some help from our family, we built a platform deck and turned that bare ground into a beautiful space large enough to entertain on. Whether you have a blank slate, like us, or your current deck or patio has seen better days, building this simple platform deck is easier than you