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.