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Build A Grade-Level Deck With Custom Details

Simple details help this low-lying deck make a graceful connection to the outdoors

A grade-level deck can keep dirt from entering the house and also create an inviting outdoor space by gracefully tying the house to the yard. Dirt mitigation is easy enough, but "gracefully inviting" can provide more of a challenge. A few simple details can add up to an exceptional; package. Picture-framing is a clean way of hiding the visible ends of the deck boards by running a long deck board perpendicular to those ends, giving them something to die into. Inside corners are a perfect spot to run a herringbone weave; 45° miters only open over time, and having a stark junction of perpendicular boards interrupts the flow of a deck. Removable panels in the deck can accommodate a small tree that can be planted after the deck is completed.

Build A Grade-Level Deck With Custom Details

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