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Building Decks: All the Information You Need to Design & Build Your Own Deck (Homeskills)by Editors Of Cool Springs Press (cor)
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As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Building Decks takes the fear out of adding the perfect outdoor element to your house.
There’s a reason that deck building is the most popular do-it-yourself home improvement undertaking today: not only are decks an attractive, customizable component of classic American construction, they also allow for entertainment and relaxation in a way that indoor spaces simply can’t. So if your house is already in top working order, and your lawn is looking mighty green this year, chances are there’s only one thing missing—a deck. Fortunately, with all the innovative new products and materials coming onto the market, decks are easier to self-design and build than ever before. As it turns out, you’re only one how-to book away from creating the deck of your dreams. In HomeSkills: Building Decks, the expert editors of Cool Springs Press join forces to cover every aspect of deck building, providing streamlined project descriptions with crystal-clear photos that leave no room for guesswork. You’ll learn how to plan and design, then select materials, dig postholes, hang joists, and install the decking itself. We even cover stairs, railings, overheads, and extra accessories like screens and arbors. With 300 illustrations and 10 supplementary diagrams, one thorough book prevents two things from collapsing: you and your shiny new deck. And that’s good for all of us.
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With the clear descriptions and beautiful how-to photography in HomeSkills: Building Decks, any homeowner can design and build the deck their home demands, saving plenty of money in the process.
BUILDING DECKS TEACHES YOU ALL THE DECK-BUILDING SKILLS YOU NEED TO TAKE ON A FABULOUS DECK PROJECT BY YOURSELF
There’s a reason that deck-building is regarded as the most popular do-it-yourself home improvement project today: building a deck is manageable if you have good information to work from. And who doesn’t want a nice deck to enjoy outdoor living and entertaining? So if your house is already in top working order, and your lawn islooking mighty green this year, chances are there’s only one thing missing—a deck. Fortunately, with all the innovative new products and materials coming onto the market, decks are easier to self-design and build than ever before. In fact, you’re really only one how-to book away from having all the information you need to create the deck of your dreams.
In HomeSkills: Building Decks, the expert editors of Cool Springs Press cover every skill needed for deck building, providing streamlined project descriptions with crystal-clear photos that leave no room for guesswork. You’ll learn how to plan and design a deck, then select materials, dig postholes, hang joists, and install the decking itself. We even cover stairs and railings. With 300 illustrations and complete step-by-step instructions, this book is the complete deck-building package that you have been looking for.
About the Author
The editors and publishers at Cool Springs Press have combined their decades of experience to create more than 30 best-selling classics on gardening, landscaping, home repair, and remodeling. With the added expertise of the United States' most knowledgeable Do It Yourself writers and photographers, our state and local gardening books are tailored to specific regional environments across the country, while our renowned series of foolproof home improvement books have long been trusted on both the bookshelf and the job site. View our full catalog at CoolSpringsPress.com or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/CoolSpringsPress), Twitter (@CoolSpringsDIY), or Pinterest (pinterest.com/CoolSpringsDIY).
Table of Contents
Deck Building Codes
Determining Lumber Size
Developing Your Deck Plan
Working with Building Inspectors
Footings & Structural Lumber
Screws & Nails
A Step-by-Step Overview
for Deck Building
Deck Building Glossary
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