Expert deck builders show you how to build a deck with composites and other rot-resistant materials for longevity. Your deck will also look better Overview: Build your deck using composite and other low-upkeep materials. Your deck should be a place to around the deck perimeter. Add extra joists for support as needed.
An 8-by-10-foot deck can be a great place to relax, grill and entertain in your back yard, without having your guests walk all over your lawn. If you have a little experience with a hammer, saw and drill, building a deck can be a fun weekend project. But before you get started, you'll need to purchase the right
Learn everything about the estimating the amount of materials such as lumber, concrete and hardware, that you will need to build a deck from this Because actual on-site dimensions can vary from drawings and estimates, be sure to take actual on-site measurements before constructing stairs or railings. 2.
Now that we have our design and our drawing we need to do a material take-off to figure out the materials we need to build our deck. To find the number of joists needed, multiply our width of 16 feet times .75 (16" apart) plus 1 (at the end) = 13 joists, plus 2 face boards (one on each end), bringing our total
Build Your Own Deck (a 10' x 10' example). Build Your Own Deck, part 1 (of 7), will take you through the design phase of constructing a 10' x 10' deck. Deck Building
These free pergola plans will help you build that much needed structure in your backyard to give you shade, cover your hot tub, or simply define an outdoor space into something special. Building a pergola can Diagrams, materials supplies list, and instructions will help you build this deck pergola. More
Decking Installation Tools List. Any construction project calls for some basic tools that make your job easier. This checklist Deck materials of your choice; Railing; Post caps; Pier blocks; Post anchors; HDG nails; HDG lag bolts or screws; Flashing (if needed); Ledger board; Girder stock; Band joists; Joist stock; Post stock