Ultimate Guide

Ultimate Guide

Decks : Plan, Design, Build

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This comprehensive guide to planning and choosing the perfect deck offers step-by-step instructions on how to design and build a deck that enhances the home, while also serving the family's needs. Deck Designs 4th Edition offers guidance for both DIY projects and for working with contractors. The first part of the book covers topics such as how to decide on a design, tips on identifying uses for the structure, and common building themes and variations. Part 2 offers readers some of the best designs from four of the top deck builders in the country. Featuring 30 professionally-built structures, more than 120 full-color photographs, and 230 color illustrations, this book provides countless ideas for creating these beautiful additions. Amenities like overhead structures, railings, benches, and planters are also detailed, making this book a complete, one-stop resource for planning and choosing a new or remodeled deck.

"This lovely book of sample deck designs has enough variety to meet most needs and desires."

--Library Journal

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Creative Homeowner Press, c2010
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9781580114615
Characteristics: 367 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Creative Homeowner Press
Alternative Title: Decks : plan, design, build


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Jul 20, 2010

This is an very good DIY book, better than any other deck building books available in the EPL system that I have taken out. The building techniques for the various phases are very well explained and illustrated. At the end of the book are excellent sections on deck design, deck materials and building techniques that I found very helpful.


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