This book is a substantive revision of America's best-selling deck-building book. At 304 pages and with more than 650 photos, this book is an all-inclusive source of tips, techniques, and instructions for building decks. In this important revision, construction techniques have been altered to reflect latest building code requirements and building practices, and additional projects have been added. The book opens with a revised portfolio section to help readers gain ideas, then moves to design and planning information. Next are comprehensive sections on basic and advanced deck-building techniques, followed by a chapter that shows tep-by-step procedures for building seven popular deck designs. As a bonus, the book includes a chapter on popular deck accessories, and also shows how to modify a deck design for a truly custom look. In addition to the basic deck-building methods covered in the book, readers will also learn how to build multi-level decks, how to build stairways with landings, how to build curved decks, how to build decks with unusual angles, how to create overhead screens, and how to add electrical service and lighting fixtures to a deck. So, here's why you can't go wrong with this book: ** Up-to-date to the latest Building Code requirements for construction of decks. ** Suited for DIYers of all skill levels. Includes basic information for novices seeking to build a basic rectangular deck, but also gives information for more advanced techniques, such as framing in for a hot-tub, building multi-level decks and curved decks, and building stairways with landings. ** Includes section for building popular deck accessories, including overhead arbors, benches and planters.
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