This small deck is packed with features: composite decking, cantilevered seating nooks, a cedar pergola, custom railing, cascading stairs—all illustrated with solid, easy-to-understand construction details.
A deck may not be the easiest project, but the years of enjoyment a deck provides make the effort worthwhile. Use our helpful instructions to design, plan, and build the deck of your dreams.
Learn basic deck construction with this easy design.
With the deck floor complete, build custom railings. The decks support posts serve as mounts for the new railing system.
A floating deck adds a great elevated place to sit and enjoy a view of a yard. Only a few inches off the ground, this platform takes a little time but is easy once you get going.
Transform the ordinary outdoors into an inviting entertainment center for family and friends with the addition of a well-proportioned freestanding 8 x10 ft deck.
Decks add an outdoor room to the house and ties together the houses staggered elements and levels out an uneven yard that is unusable.
A sunroof can cut the summer sun, but still allow winter sun rays to warm the house. The sunroof shown is a typical do-it-yourself project, placed over a wood deck, although sunroofs can also be constructed over patios as well.
Decks require work and maintenance and sometimes replacing. Learn how to replace some parts while keeping others.
Construct an eye-catching cedar deck surrounded by a veneered stone wall that provides both privacy and seating. The article includes full plans and material list, along with complete how-to instructions.