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3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips

3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips

Here are my three top tips to double the lifespan of your new deck! Hint: They all deal with water and rot issues. -Matt Risinger

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Deck Stair Layout 101

Deck Stair Layout 101

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Deck stair layout is simple, right? Probably right, unless it's the first time you've tackled the task. With numerous "stair calculators" available, figuring rise and run dimensions is easy. Applying those dimensions is another matter. Watch this tutorial to see how to layout a basic set of deck stairs.

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Framing a deck with a radius

Framing a deck with a radius

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Curved deck designs are becoming popular. Composite decking and PVC can be bent to fit the curves, but how do you make pressure-treated framing conform to a radius? Good layout and saw kerfs.

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A Relaxing Retreat

A Relaxing Retreat

The clients wanted to have an entertaining deck, but they also wanted to have a private covered deck accesible from their master bedroom. They wanted it to include a large fireplace as well as a few...

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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Building Decks: Material Choices and Framing Details

Building Decks: Material Choices and Framing Details

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Whether you're still trying to decide between composite decking, cedar, and hardwood, or if you're ready to fasten the first ledger board to your house, these chapters will help you get started.

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Attach-A-Deck ledger mounting system

Attach-A-Deck ledger mounting system

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Attach-A-Deck spaces the ledger off the wall even on existing houses without removing the siding.

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Frame Decks Faster and Easier with ThruLOK Fasteners

Frame Decks Faster and Easier with ThruLOK Fasteners

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There’s no hole to drill, PLUS all you need is one tool to install it. It’s a one handed process with 3 simple steps: drive the bolt most of the way in with your drill, put the nut on hand tight, and drive the bolt home.

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Are you a Master Deck Builder?

Are you a Master Deck Builder?

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Thanks to a new education series from the North American Deck and Railing Association you can officially claim Master Deck Builder status.

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Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

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Hi. My name is Cliff Audet and I wanted to enter this porch that my crew and I built for my own house. The old porch was rotten beyond repair, so when we replaced it using the same details, we added...

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adding a living room and deck

adding a living room and deck

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Our little house was only 435 sqare feet after the living room was added it is 800 square feet with a great deck out the front My tip is don't start redoing your house in the winter LOL With thanks...

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Turning a pipe clamp into a tool that can push instead of just clamp

Turning a pipe clamp into a tool that can push instead of just clamp

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I was installing a new small porch floor onto the back of my Mom's rowhome after the old one had started to rot away badly. During the course of the installation, I needed a way to push a crooked...

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Double Decker High-Rise Deck

Double Decker High-Rise Deck

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A double-decker high rise project I solo built in '07.  Decking is tight knot cedar, handrails are clear cedar and powder coated steel, had to support a 8x11 hot tub (4x12x20 joists sitting 12"...

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Entryway Staircase and Side Deck

Entryway Staircase and Side Deck

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An entryway staircase and side deck project I built last year using TimberTech XLM decking and RadianceRail handrail components.  Multiple elevations, lots of handrail and decking angles...

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Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

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After almost two years of steady work our passive-solar house is now "officially" built. Looking back it hardly seems possible... Thanks to a combination of mutual enthusiasm, several talented...

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Double Decker

Double Decker

The upper balcony was falling off of the house, and the downstairs bedroom had only a window to the outside.   We designed and built a deck that is twice the square footage of the...

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