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Whether you're searching for inspiration when planning your new deck, or you just need the details and techniques to get the job done right, this collection of how-to and design articles is for you.

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  • Make an Old Deck Safe
    Make an Old Deck Safe

    Decks that look past their prime aren't necessarily candidates for replacement. In this article, editorial adviser Mike Guertin shows how he assessed a shabby-looking deck but decided it was worth saving—which he did, with an outlay of $600 in materials and three days' labor. Read more...


    Buyer's Guide to Decking

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  • Buyer's Guide to Decking
    Buyer's Guide to Decking

    From wood to aluminum decking, the Buyer's Guide to Decking walks you through the various options currently available. Read more...


    Accent Lighting for Your Deck

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  • Accent Lighting for Your Deck
    Accent Lighting for Your Deck

    Deck illumination falls into three key categories: safety lighting, task lighting, and security lighting. Accent lighting for decks can serve all those functions, depending on how it is deployed. Read more...


    What's the Difference: Deck stain

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  • What's the Difference: Deck stain
    What's the Difference: Deck stain

    Deck stain keeps new wood looking good and helps to refurbish old, weathered boards. In this article, you'll learn what the differences are between oil-based, water-based, and water-based epoxy-fortified deck stains. Read more...


    Deck-Building Inspiration from The Home Depot

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  • Deck-Building Inspiration from The Home Depot
    Deck-Building Inspiration from The Home Depot

    You don't need exotic hardwoods to build a beautiful deck. Check out the Weather Shield collection of pressure-treated wood deck materialsat The Home Depot


    Design a Better Deck

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  • Design a Better Deck
    Design a Better Deck

    Deck design is just as important as deck construction. Follow these 7 guidelines to build the perfect outdoor space. Read more...


    Durable Deck Railing

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  • Durable Deck Railing
    Durable Deck Railing

    Learn about low-maintenance alternatives to wood such as, cable rail, glass, metal, composites, and all plastic deck railing. Read more...


    Top 10 Deck-Building Mistakes

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  • Top 10 Deck-Building Mistakes
    Top 10 Deck-Building Mistakes

    In this article, NADRA technical adviser Glenn Mathewson shares his top 10 deck-building mistakes that you'll need to avoid in order to build a longer-lasting, safer deck. Read more...


    Site-Built Deck Drainage

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  • Site-Built Deck Drainage
    Site-Built Deck Drainage

    In this Master Carpenter article, editor Mike Guertin explains how to make an underdeck-drainage system from EPDM rubber-roof material and an aluminum gutter. Read more...


    Fasteners for Grooved Decking

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  • Fasteners for Grooved Decking
    Fasteners for Grooved Decking

    If you are planning to build a deck these days, chances are that you will want to use hidden fasteners. These fasteners, which make for a blemish-free deck finish, come in a variety of styles but the most popular are grooved-decking fasteners. Editorial adviser Mike Guertin takes a look at a variety of the options now available for grooved-decking fasteners. Read more...


    Deck-Building Inspiration from The Home Depot

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  • Deck-Building Inspiration from The Home Depot
    Deck-Building Inspiration from The Home Depot

    Not sure how to start your next deck? Try the decking project planner atThe Home Depot


    The Complete Guide to Building a Deck

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  • The Complete Guide to Building a Deck
    The Complete Guide to Building a Deck

    Follow veteran deck builder Bobby Parks and his crew in this online-member article, as they construct a new raised deck on a Georgia home. Parks explains his approach step-by-step, with advice on framing, building stairs, setting posts, and adding railings. Read more...


    Choosing the Right Deck Finish

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  • Choosing the Right Deck Finish
    Choosing the Right Deck Finish

    The options in penetrating deck finishes may seem confusing, but there are some clues to help you choose the right finish for the job. Read more...


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