Built-in seating and simple wooden planting boxes are appealing additions to any deck.
Consider scale, cost, and lifestyle when deciding the the size of a deck or porch.
Learn about the various types of deck footings that help spread point loads over a wider area.
You'll need to draw a side-on view and specific details to show the deck parts that can't be seen on the plan view.
Outline your deck and its key components in this bird's-eye view.
Sketch details to help you plan and problem-solve your deck plans before you build.
A scaled plan should detail all the existing conditions.
Scaled drawings will help you clarify your design ideas, avoid mistakes, and get one step closer to building your dream deck.
Think about these essential factors when designing a new deck so it fits the site and meets your needs.
Depending how many holes you have to dig (and how deep), you might consider a power auger or other mechanized digger rather than doing the work by hand.
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