Synopses & Reviews
This essential reference for pros and passionate amateurs is back with a fresh design and new content. Written by respected builders from all over America, this completely revised and expanded edition collects 11 new deckbuilding articles from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine, covering every aspect of deck design and construction, from the pros and cons of the newest decking materials to recent changes to the building code. Building Decks guides the reader through the entire process from first footings to final finishes, sharing insider secrets that only the pros know.
The definitive guide to building the most popular exterior building project there is: the deck. This book walks the reader through the entire process -- from the planning stages, through construction, step-by-step, to the custom details that make a deck unique. The book covers the practical side of building as well as design considerations that make a difference to discriminating homeowners.
The Build Like a Pro series provides expert advice from start to finish.
About the Author
Scott Schuttner is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including Basic Stairbuilding.Andrew Wormer is a contributing editor to "Fine Homebuilding" magazine and the author of "The Builder's Book of Bathrooms" (The Taunton Press) and "The Bathroom Idea Book" (The Taunton Press). An experienced builder and bathroom remodeler, Andrew lives in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.
Table of Contents
Part 1. FRAMING A DECK
Part 2. PUTTING DOWN THE DECKING
Part 3. RAILINGS AND STAIRS
Part 4. DETAILS AND DESIGN
PART 5. BUILDING A DECK