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Title:
The complete guide to building decks : a step-by-step manual for building basic and customized decks.
Author:
Creative Publishing International.
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Minnetonka, MN : Creative Pub. International, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
302 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780865734272
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A source of tips, techniques and instructions on building decks. In this second edition, the construction techniques have been altered to reflect developments in building code requirements and building practices, and additional projects have been added.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Designing a Great Deckp. 6
Deck Basicsp. 21
Parts of a Deckp. 22
Decking Patternsp. 24
Stairwaysp. 26
Railingsp. 27
Lumberp. 28
Hardware and Fastenersp. 30
Concretep. 32
Tool Basicsp. 35
Design and Planningp. 37
Planning Your Projectp. 38
Working with Building Officialsp. 40
Determining Lumber Sizep. 42
Understanding Loadsp. 44
Developing Your Deck Planp. 46
Creating Site Drawingsp. 48
Drawing Design Plansp. 50
Basic Deck Building Techniquesp. 54
Building Decks: A Step-by-step Overviewp. 56
Installing a Ledgerp. 58
Locating Post Footingsp. 64
Digging and Pouring Footingsp. 70
Setting Postsp. 74
Installing a Beamp. 80
Hanging Joistsp. 86
Laying Deckingp. 93
Decking Materials: Alternatives to Woodp. 96
Building Stairsp. 102
Installing a Deck Railingp. 108
Finishing the Underside of a Deckp. 116
Finishing a New Deckp. 120
Maintaining a Deckp. 122
Repairing a Deckp. 124
Advanced Techniquesp. 129
Advanced Deck Featuresp. 130
Advanced Construction Tipsp. 136
Building Low-profile Decksp. 138
Constructing Multilevel Decksp. 142
Building Stairways with Landingsp. 150
Building Decks on Steep Slopesp. 160
Working with Anglesp. 166
Creating Curvesp. 174
Framing for Insetsp. 180
Building Railingsp. 188
Deck Plansp. 203
High Rectangular Deckp. 204
Rectangular Deckp. 214
Inside Corner Deckp. 224
Island Deckp. 234
Wraparound Deckp. 244
Angled Deckp. 254
Low-profile Deckp. 264
Platform Deckp. 272
Deck Furnishingsp. 276
Deck Benchp. 277
Box Planterp. 280
Railing Planterp. 282
Arborp. 284
Modifying a Deck Designp. 290
Conversion Chartp. 296
Resourcesp. 297
Glossaryp. 298
Indexp. 299

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