All New Building DecksPaperback - 2015
All pros on deck in the completely new edition of All New Building Decks. It_s the ideal time to start thinking about your deck _ either the one you already have that you want to fix up, or the one that you_ve been dreaming of building. Either way, All New Building Decks _ the hot-off-the-press new edition of the bestselling favorite _ will walk you through the steps, materials, and do_s and don_ts for taking on your deck-building project.
Get more tips, more advice, and more deck projects you can easily take on. All New Building Decks, a fresh collection of best advice from the experts at Fine Homebuilding, is deep with up-to-date content for designing and building a deck for your home. Our pros take you through every step of the process including:Tools and Materials: From hardware to fasteners, flashing to finish, this section covers everything you need to tackle your deck project. Deck Design: Create a small but elegant deck, take advantage of the natural views, build a porch with a roof deck, add in decorative inlays, and cull the brightest ideas for lighting. Deck Framing: Loads, footings, frames with steel _ there_s lots of ground to cover in your deck_s frame. This section will also show you how to make an old deck safe as well as clue you into the _Top 10 Deck-Building Mistakes_ so you won_t fall into them! 400 Photographs and Illustrations: if a picture paints a thousand words, imagine what 400 will do! Follow along, get inspired, and let the step-by-step approach get you to your finished product easier than you thought. PLUS! Gain quick access to everything you need to know about railings and stairs; benches, planters, and decorative borders; custom sizing and details; and more.
Get started now and, in no time, your beautiful deck will be the key location for memorable parties and barbeques, lazy days with a good book, and an outdoor paradise where you can simply enjoy the season at hand. With the site-tested tips and techniques that Fine Homebuilding is known for, All New Building Decks will help you build the safe, secure, and beautiful deck you deserve.