Cover image for Decks 1-2-3 : Design, build, maintain, repair.
Title:
Decks 1-2-3 : Design, build, maintain, repair.
Author:
Home Depot (Firm)
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Corp., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
General Note:
At head of title: The Home Depot.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780696211850
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Detailed photography and clear step-by-step instructions guarantee great results 75 projects teach how to design, build, accessorise, repair and maintain decks. Includes expert tips on customising plans.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Designing and Planning a Deck Projectp. 5
Designing a Deckp. 5
Planning a Deck Projectp. 9
Decking Patternsp. 10
Calculating Stairsp. 10
Calculating Railingsp. 11
Drawing Building Plansp. 11
Estimating Materialsp. 12
Scheduling the Projectp. 12
Choosing Materialsp. 13
Selecting Lumberp. 14
Choosing Other Materialsp. 16
Selecting Fastenersp. 16
Choosing Metal Connectorsp. 17
Basic Tool Kit: Hand Toolsp. 19
Basic Tool Kit: Power Toolsp. 21
Work Like a Prop. 22
Using a Water Levelp. 24
Power Miter Saw Optionsp. 25
Using a Compound Miter Sawp. 26
Checking Saw Blade Anglesp. 28
Using a Reciprocating Sawp. 30
Chapter 2 Four Deck Projectsp. 31
Building a Single-Level Raised Deckp. 32
Building a Multilevel Deckp. 35
Building a Low-Level Deckp. 37
Building a Ground-Level Deckp. 39
Chapter 3 Laying out a Deckp. 41
Installing Ledger Boardsp. 42
On Metal or Vinyl Sidingp. 43
On Wood Sidingp. 48
On Stuccop. 50
On Masonryp. 52
Laying Out Footing Locationsp. 56
Laying out a Freestanding Deckp. 61
Chapter 4 Digging and Pouring Footingsp. 62
Digging Footingsp. 64
For a Ground-Level Deckp. 68
Pouring Footingsp. 69
Mixing Concretep. 70
Pouring Concretep. 72
Post Anchor Fastenersp. 74
J-Boltsp. 74
Wet-Insert Post Anchorp. 74
Precast Concrete Piersp. 75
Pouring Pad Footingsp. 76
Pouring a Ground-Level Padp. 77
Pouring a Raised-Level Padp. 82
Chapter 5 Framingp. 87
Attaching Post Anchorsp. 88
Setting Postsp. 91
Post Cuttingp. 94
Cutting Posts Before Installingp. 94
Cutting Posts After Installingp. 94
Post Notchingp. 95
Notching Across the Middle of a Postp. 95
Notching Across a Post Endp. 96
Cutting an Inside Corner Notchp. 96
Cutting an Outside Corner Notchp. 98
Building and Installing Beamsp. 99
Building Beams from 2x Lumberp. 99
Installing Beams on Top of Postsp. 101
Installing Beams at 45 Degreesp. 104
Installing Beams on Footingsp. 105
Sandwiching a Beam Around Postsp. 106
Post Bracingp. 107
Installing Joistsp. 109
Installing Interior Joistsp. 112
Installing Blockingp. 115
Trimming Joists to Length in Placep. 117
Installing Joists at 45-Degree Anglesp. 118
Installing Joists Around Obstructionsp. 120
Chapter 6 Deckingp. 122
Decking Fastenersp. 123
Installing Deckingp. 124
Installing Decking at a 45-Degree Anglep. 131
Trimming Decking Patternsp. 132
Alternate Decking Fastening Systemsp. 133
Decking Clipsp. 133
Track Systemp. 135
Chapter 7 Building Stairs and Rampsp. 136
Making Stringersp. 138
Open Stringersp. 138
Closed Stringersp. 142
Building Traditional Stairsp. 144
Wrapping Stairs Around a Cornerp. 150
Building an Access Rampp. 152
Chapter 8 Railingsp. 155
Railing Post Installation Tipsp. 157
Installing Railingsp. 160
Railings for Stairs at a 45-Degree Angle to Deckp. 167
Railing with Coated Metal Balustersp. 168
Chapter 9 Building Deck Accessoriesp. 171
Attaching Skirting and Fasciap. 172
Building Benchesp. 174
Building a Freestanding Benchp. 174
Building a Built-In Benchp. 176
Building a Privacy Screenp. 177
Building an Arborp. 178
Low-Voltage Lighting Installation Tipsp. 180
Chapter 10 Deck Finishing, Maintenance, $ Repairsp. 181
Applying Finishp. 182
Cleaning a Deckp. 183
Deck Examination Tipsp. 184
Repairing a Deckp. 186
Tearing Down an Old Deckp. 187
Indexp. 189

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