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Deck maintenance projects and tips to keep your deck looking great for years.
Building a Deck
How to Buy Deck Lumber
10 things you need to know about how to buy the good stuff
12 Things You Should Never Do to Your Deck
How to Remove Flaking Deck Stain
How to Choose Composite Decking
How to Refinish a Deck with Acrylic-Based Deck Stain
How to Choose a Deck Stain
How to Apply Behr Quick Dry Oil Base Wood Finish
Refinishing your deck doesn’t have to take several days if you use a product...
Prepping an Older Deck for Re-Staining
Preparing a deck to accept new stain isn’t difficult because the liquid strippers and...
Choosing the Best Finish for Your Deck
Protect your investment
The Right (and Wrong) Way to Splice Beams
There’s no sense installing a beam that’s not supported by a post. But...
How to Build Deck Stairs
Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.
How to Shade Your Deck or Patio with a DIY Awning
Sun-blocking solutions like a patio awning that let you enjoy your deck or patio all day long
Outdoor Stair Railing
Tips for making rock-solid stair posts
How to Build a Deck With Composites
Learn how to build a deck with composites and other rot-resistant materials for beauty and...
Flashing a Deck Ledger Board on Vinyl Siding
Here's the right way to do it
Making Deck Posts
Make square cuts, notches and grooves quickly and accurately
Inexpensive roof panels keep it dry down below
Deck Privacy Fence
A quiet and private space is only a weekend away with a deck privacy screen
How to Build a Solid, Frost-Proof Deck Footing
Prevent frost-heave damage by pouring the concrete right.
7 Deck Building Tips
Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings
Restore a Deck
Tips for your deck restore project: Protect the wood with special coatings made specifically for...
Can You Stain Pressure-Treated Wood?
Outdoor projects don't have to stay green to last
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Comparing Wood Deck Options: Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking
We help you choose the best material for your wood deck.
Backyard Decks: Build an Island Deck
Create a comfortable retreat anywhere in your yard with a ground level deck
Tips for How to Build a Deck
Avoid headaches, save time, and build a rock-solid deck
7 Things You Should Do When Building Your Deck
Want to avoid deck decay and enjoy your outdoor space for the rest of your...