Guide to Deck Framing
12 Articles and Videos that show you how to build a deck that is safe, solid, and secure.
If you want your deck to last—and, more importantly, be a safe place to spend time with your family and friends—you need to start with a solid foundation and a sturdy frame. Fortunately, there are clear guidelines and time-tested techniques for installing the foundation, posts, beams, ledgers, and joists when framing a deck. Fine Homebuilding has worked with numerous deck-building pros over the years to create concise, detailed explanations of everything you need to consider. Here we’ve collected 12 of our best resources to help you get your dream deck off to a good start.