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Publisher Comments:

This SmartGuide shows you how to enhance your outdoor living area by adding a professional-quality deck.

- More than 300 full-color illustrations - Over 30 color photographs - Clear, concise step-by-step instruction - Tips that help you save time, effort, and money - Essential information to help you add value to your home

Complete your home improvement library with Deck Designs, 1001 Ideas for Decks, and other CREATIVE HOMEOWNER books on related subjects.

Synopsis:

Detailed, step-by-step instructions on everything from how to lay out and set footings to framing a deck, attaching railings and stairways, and finishing a deck. 215 color illustrations and 75 color photographs.

Synopsis:

Readers who are looking for a basic reference guide to help them with their next decking project need look no further than the Smart Guide: Decks. The book presents more than 200 full-color illustrations and detailed step-by-step instructions on everything from how to lie out and set footings to framing a deck, adding decking, and attaching railings and stairways to a finished deck. Advice and tips are presented in an easy, clear, concise format. Written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind, Smart Guide: Decks covers all the basics, as well as ideas for various types of railings and decking patterns. Included are a complete tools and material section, comprehensive index, and glossary of important terms.

Synopsis:

Smart Guide: Decks is the essential basic guide for do-it-yourselfers interested in any deck or decking project. With how-to sequences showing, in detail, how to accurately frame and set deck footings, build stairs, add railings, and finally, protect your deck, Smart Guide: Decks packs a lot of information into a small package.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Planning
Basic Terms
Getting Started
Preliminary Planning Considerations
Drawing Final Plans
Gathering Tools
Carpentry Hand Tools
Carpentry Power Tools
 
Chapter 2: Footings
Excavating, Weed Control & Damage
Distributing the Load
Laying Out the Footings
Digging Postholes
Mixing & Pouring Concrete
 
Chapter 3: Framing
Framing Basics
Installing the Ledger
Attaching the Ledger
Positioning the Posts
Making & Installing Beams
Hanging the Joists
Blocking
Bracing
 
Chapter 4: Decking
Decking Options
Calculating How Much to Buy
Installing the Decking
Making the Final Cuts
 
Chapter 5: Stairs
Stair Design
Design Options
Laying Out the Stairway
Installing a Concrete Landing Pad
Constructing the Stairs
 
Chapter 6: Railings
Materials
Railing Basics
Design Considerations
Five Typical Railings
Installing the Railing
 
Chapter 7: Maintenance
Sealers, Preservatives & Stains
Available Products
Applying a Finish
 
Chapter 8: Deck Plans
Deck Designs
 
Glossary
 
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580113922
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Editor:
Calvert, Jennifer
Editor:
Creative Homeowner Press
Editor:
Donegan, Fran J.
Author:
Decks
Author:
Editors of Creative Homeowner
Author:
How-To
Author:
Cory, Steve
Author:
Creative Homeowner Press
Author:
Home Improvement
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas - Patios & Decks
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Carpentry
Subject:
Deck
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself
Subject:
SMART
Subject:
Home Construction-Outdoor Structures
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Home Improvement
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.82x8.46x.30 in. .83 lbs.

Related Subjects


Engineering » Home Construction » Carpentry
Engineering » Home Construction » Outdoor Structures

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"Synopsis" by ,
Detailed, step-by-step instructions on everything from how to lay out and set footings to framing a deck, attaching railings and stairways, and finishing a deck. 215 color illustrations and 75 color photographs.

"Synopsis" by ,
Readers who are looking for a basic reference guide to help them with their next decking project need look no further than the Smart Guide: Decks. The book presents more than 200 full-color illustrations and detailed step-by-step instructions on everything from how to lie out and set footings to framing a deck, adding decking, and attaching railings and stairways to a finished deck. Advice and tips are presented in an easy, clear, concise format. Written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind, Smart Guide: Decks covers all the basics, as well as ideas for various types of railings and decking patterns. Included are a complete tools and material section, comprehensive index, and glossary of important terms.

"Synopsis" by ,
Smart Guide: Decks is the essential basic guide for do-it-yourselfers interested in any deck or decking project. With how-to sequences showing, in detail, how to accurately frame and set deck footings, build stairs, add railings, and finally, protect your deck, Smart Guide: Decks packs a lot of information into a small package.

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