Synopses & Reviews
This book provides inspiration and instruction for basic deck-building that any homeowner can follow. Homeowners will learn to install, repair, and maintain any type of deck, including those made of composite materials. The book's step-by-step format provides basics for beginners and reassurance for experienced DIYers tackling complex projects. Updated photos and detailed illustrations explain techniques visually, while lists of time, materials, tools, and skills required for each project aid in planning and execution.
50 doable project ideas with deck planning, building, and maintaining explained in easy-to-understand steps.
Tools and Materials chapter teaches such essentials as using a circular saw, measuring and leveling, and choosing the right lumber.
Explains how to upgrade existing deck with railings, planters, built-in seating and sun screens.
Shows how to craft custom designs—such as wraparound, multi-level, and entry decks.
Full-color photos of finished deck projects and full-color illustrations lead readers step-by-step.
About the Author
The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.
Table of Contents
Planning Your Deck Project.
Building a Basic Deck.Customizing Your Deck.
Customizing Your Deck.
Tools, Materials, and Techniques.
Finishes, Maintenance, and Repairs.