Synopses & Reviews
Everything you need to design and build attractive, long-lasting decks is inside the covers of Building and Designing Decks. Professional carpenter Scott Schuttner takes you step-by-step, detail by detail, through the entire deck-building process, including how to: Develop your own design ideas and turn them into well-engineered plans, Select the right lumber, fasteners and finishes, Build a framework that's plumb, square and solid, Make planters, stairs and seating, Work efficiently without sacrificing quality.
With Schuttner as your guide, you get clear descriptions and detailed drawings to build whatever kind of deck your budget and skill allow-anything from a basic, single-level deck to elaborate, multilevel masterpieces. And to help you get started, a 16-page photo gallery gives you more than 40 inspiring examples of superb deck design.
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.
Professional carpenter Scott Schuttner, guides readers through the entire deck building process, step-by-step, with clear discriptions and detailed drawings enabling you to build whatever kind of deck your budget and skill will allow.
About the Author
Scott Schuttner is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including Basic Stairbuilding.
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