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Deck Designs: Decks, Pergolas, Railings, Planters, Benchesby Steve Cory
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Deck Designs, 3rd Edition shows readers the latest design trends and materials in deck building. Following the format of the best-selling Deck Designs, the all-new edition features the work of four new deck designers whose work represents four different regions of the country. Created for both the do-it-yourselfer and the those who wish to work with a professional to achieve the ideal deck, Deck Designs, 3rd Edition is divided into two main sections. The first provides basic design instruction on building a deck, including information on the new generation of deck materials, dealing with problem locations, creating shade and wind screens, and adding distinctive details. The second part of the book takes an in-depth look at the work of four of the country's most successful deck builders. Through drawings and photos of actual custom deck projects readers will obtain first-hand information on what went into these truly unique projects.
Deck Designs, 3rd Edition provides basic design instruction on builidng a deck. The second part of the book takes an in-depth look at the work of four of the country's most successful deck builders. About 30 original deck designs are covered.
• See full-color renderings of 31 unique deck designs from four of the country’s top deck designer/builders, each of whom represents a different region of the country.
• Each design features a plan view, design and construction guidance, and a unique construction detail you can use on your own deck.
• A detailed design guide gets you thinking like a designer so that you can create the deck of your dreams.
• Browse over 280 photos and illustrations that showcase the latest in deck designs and trends.
For homeowners, one of the most challenging aspects of building a deck is choosing a design that works both functionally and aesthetically. Deck Designs, an updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner's leading deck book, offers a comprehensive guide to planning and choosing a deck that enhances the home while also serving the family's needs.
The first part of the book covers topics such as how to decide on a design, tips on identifying uses for the structure, and common building themes and variations. Part 2 offers readers some of the best designs from four of the top deck builders in the country. Featuring 31 professionally-built structures, more than 280 full-color photographs and illustrations, Deck Designs provides countless ideas for creating these beautiful additions. Amenities like overhead structures, railings, benches, and planters are also detailed, making this book a complete, one-stop resource for planning and choosing a new or remodeled deck.
About the Author
Steve Cory is a deck builder, remodeler, and author. His books include the first edition of Deck Designs as well the Creative Homeowner title Decks: Plan, Design, Build. He lives and works in Chicago.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part 1: Designing Your Deck...12 Making Design Choices...13 How Will You Use Your Deck?...15 Enhancing Your House and Yard...29 Theme and Variation...37
Part 2: The Designers’ Work...40 Decks by Kiefer: Bob Kiefer...42 Tilted Square...48 Sleek Retreat...54 Raised Deck with Sweeping Overlook...58 Front Porch/Deck for a Corner Lot...64 Veranda with Turned Balusters...68 Rambler with Metal Railing...72 Multi-Retreats on Multi-Levels...78 Elevated Deck with a Sweeping Staircase...82
Casa Decks: George Drummond...86 Floating Octagons with Walkways...92 Aboveground Pool Surround...98 Getting It All in a Small Space...104 Twin Decks Surrounding a Porch...110 Cozy Deck with Benches and Planters...114 Making a Square Deck Livelier...118 Nearly Square...124 A Deck Built for Entertaining...130 Poolside Deck...134 A Shaded Area to Enjoy the Views...138 Small Details Enhance Great Views...142
All Decked Out: Gary Marsh...146 Sweeping Elegance in a Small Space...152 Sheltered but Open...158 Shady Garden Spot...164 Soaking and Dining Areas with Shingled Siding...168 Square Corner with a Twist...174 Stately and Symmetrical...178 Promenade with Circular Viewing Area...182
Decks Appeal: Rick Parish...186 Freestanding Deck with Spa and Fire Pit...192 Circular Eating Area...196 Two Low Levels with Angles and an Overhead...200 Curves and More Curves...204 Pagoda Platform....208
Directory of Railings, Planters, Pergolas, and Benches...214
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