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Building Your Own Deck

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Building Your Own Deck

This seven-part series of videos and how-tos show you how to design and build a wood or composite deck from footers and framing to decking and furnishings.
Use our free deck designer, download plans, browse photos, buy products from our. Learn how to install treated wood joists and beams to build a strong deck.
How to build a deck. Step 1: Make a Plan. Before you reach for a hammer there's a few things you need to consider before building your new deck. Step 2: Measure and Set Out Your Deck. Step 3: Install the Stumps and Bearers. Step 4: Install the Joists. Step 5: Lay the Decking. More Ideas to Make Your Outdoors Great.
If you are considering a DIY deck project, be sure to check out do it yourself tips from Trex® to help get you started and assist you throughout the process.
Step 1: Create your deck plan! Step 2: Place the deck footings. Step 3: Cut and lay your joists. Step 4: Re-bury those deck piers. Step 5: Prep your deck wood. Step 6: Waterproof the bottom of your deck planks. Step 7: Lay your decking planks. Step 8: Add end-caps.

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