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DIY GUIDE How to Build a Wood or Composite Deck

From planning and designing your deck, to choosing materials and finding a builder, we’ve got you covered! Learn how to build a deck step-by-step with these tutorials.

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Footings

Information related to installing footings

Stairs

An in-depth look at how to build stairs

Decking

Learn about composite decking materials

Framing

Learn structural framing methods

Railings

How to install railings to meet IRC code

Features

An overview of all other features

Design

The basics of deck design

Planning

Learn about permits and working with contractors

Porches & Patios

Build a covered deck to enjoy all seasons

Care

Maintain your deck to maintain your investment

Ledger

Proper attachment techniques

Materials

An overview on what materials you need for the job.

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