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Building decks (For pros by pros)

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Table of Contents:
  • Framing a deck. A solid deck begins with concrete piers ; Get your deck off to a good start ; Smart deck-framing strategies ; Better ways to frame a deck
  • Putting down the decking. In pursuit of the perfect plank ; Deck boards done right ; Deck fastener options ; Putting the fast in fastener ; An explosion of decking choices ; The care and feeding of wooden decks
  • Railings and stairs. Start your railing right ; Deck railings grow up ; Deck railings that stand up to weather ; Deck railings ; Railing against the elements ; Deck-star basics ; Durable deck stairs ; Curved deck stairs ; Fantail deck stairs
  • Details and design. Custom details make a better deck ; A comfortable outdoor bench ; A furniture-grade deck ; A balcony deck built to last ; An elegant border for your deck ; Building a curved deck with synthetic decking ; Is your deck safe? ; Accent your deck with light
  • Building a deck : a complete guide to building your own deck.