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Tips for How to Build a Deck

Tips for How to Build a Deck

A veteran pro tells you his favorite deck building tips that speed up the job, increase deck durability and improve quality. The result is a better deck, less hassle and fewer problems.

Engineered lumber has been used inside buildings for years because it's stronger and straighter than regular lumber. And now there are versions for outdoor use. It may not be cost effective to frame an entire deck with engineered lumber, but installing an engineered-lumber drop beam is a great way to reduce the number of posts and footings needed to support a deck. The one shown here is made by Weyerhaeuser.Photo provided by Weyerhaeuser

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A veteran pro tells you his favorite deck building tips that speed up the job, increase deck durability and improve quality. The result is a better deck, less hassle and fewer problems.

Tips for How to Build a Deck

Avoid headaches, save time, and build a rock-solid deck Sturdier stair design Strong skirt boards strengthen wobbly stairs and railings.

Avoid headaches, save time, and build a rock-solid deck

Tips for How to Build a Deck

A veteran pro tells you his favorite deck building tips that speed up the job, increase deck durability and improve quality. The result is a better deck, less hassle and fewer problems.

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