The Complete Guide to Decks

The Complete Guide to Decks

eBook - 2009 | Updated 4th ed.
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"Teaches the process of designing, building and maintaining a deck. Includes the latest contemporary options, such as how to work with eco-friendly wood and reclaimed plastic"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Creative Pub. International, c2009.
Edition: Updated 4th ed.
ISBN: 9781616737405
1616737409
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.).
Contents: Gallery of inspiring decks
Deck planning & design
Evaluating your site
Deck construction codes
Determining lumber size
Understanding loads
Developing your deck plan
Working with building inspectors
How to build a deck
Structural support
Installing a ledger
Locating post footings
Digging & pouring footings
Installing posts
Installing beams
Hanging joists
Framing low-profile decks
Framing multi-level decks
Framing decks on steep slopes
Working with angles
Creating curves
Framing for insets
Decking
Decking patterns
Laying decking
Stairs
Building stairs
Building stairways with landings
Deck railings
Deck railing basics
Curved railings
Composite railing systems
Glass-panel railings
Steel cable railings
Copper tube railings
Finishing & maintaining your deck
Cleaning, sealing & coloring a deck
Finishing a new wood deck
Maintaining a deck
Repairing a deck
Cleaning vinyl & composite decking
Deck materials & tools
Footings & structural lumber
Wood decking
Composite decking
Fasteners & hardware
Metal connecting hardware
Screws & nails
Flashing
Footing forms
Specialty tools
Custom deck projects
A deck for entertaining
A deck for livability
A deck with power
Hot tub deck
Underdeck enclosure
Ground level walkout deck
Second-story walkout deck
Inside corner deck
Island deck
Wraparound deck
Angled deck
Platform deck
Multi-level deck
Casual curve deck.
Summary: "Teaches the process of designing, building and maintaining a deck. Includes the latest contemporary options, such as how to work with eco-friendly wood and reclaimed plastic"--Provided by publisher.

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