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When budget concerns arose, North Carolina builder Michael Chandler corralled the cost of this 600-sq.-ft. deck project by using agricultural wire goat panels for the guardrails rather than the custom metalwork initially planned. The panels are made of 7/32-in.-dia. wire in a 4-in. grid pattern that’s stiff enough to stand in for traditional balusters. - Fine Homebuilding #Decks #DeckDesign

Custom Railings: Wire Paneling

When budget concerns arose, North Carolina builder Michael Chandler corralled the cost of this 600-sq.-ft. deck project by using agricultural wire goat panels for the guardrails rather than the custom metalwork initially planned. The panels are made of 7/32-in.-dia. wire in a 4-in. grid pattern that’s stiff enough to stand in for traditional balusters. - Fine Homebuilding #Decks #DeckDesign

Deck Plans Free | Free Garden Plans - How to build garden projects

Detailed woodworking project about deck plans free. Building a small free standing deck is a project that will liven up the look of your garden.

Site-Built Deck Drainage - Fine Homebuilding

When editorial adviser Mike Guertin builds a deck with more than 4 ft. of space between the framing and the grade, he installs an underdeck-drainage system. In this step-by-step guide, learn Mike's method for deck drainage.

Quick Reference of Composite Deck tips, including:   Lay butyl tape over the joist tops to help prevent rot.

How to Build a Deck With Composites

Learn how to build a deck with composites and other rot-resistant materials for beauty and longevity.

Everything You Need to Know About Footings

Everything You Need to Know About Deck Footings

Learn about footing factors—including soil, climate, slope and more—with our handy guide.

Living Iron: Hog Wire Fencing with Patina

Hog Wire Fencing with Patina

Living Iron: Hog Wire Fencing with Patina

Learn several fool-proof methods for supporting and connecting stringers and guardrails when building an outdoor staircase. - Fine Homebuilding #DeckBuild #DeckStairs #Stairs

Building Strong Deck Stairs

Learn several fool-proof methods for supporting and connecting stringers and guardrails when building an outdoor staircase. - Fine Homebuilding #DeckBuild #DeckStairs #Stairs

Protect your deck from joist rot

A little diligence and an inexpensive deck flashing tape keep things protected and help prevent deck joist rot.

flashing a deck ledger board on aluminum siding | Deck Ledgers | Best Practices Manual | Hammer & Hand | Pacific NW ...

Deck Ledgers | Best Practices Manual | Hammer & Hand | Pacific NW Builder

This section of Hammer & Hand's Best Practices Manual details deck ledgers.

Code now requires areas of a deck that used to get nothing more than framing nails to have metal connectors designed especially for the task. - Fine Homebuilding

Critical Deck Connections

Code now requires areas of a deck that used to get nothing more than framing nails to have metal connectors designed especially for the task. - Fine Homebuilding

How to Build a Stronger Deck Beam

How to Build a Stronger Deck Beam for a Sturdy Outdoor Space

A singular deck beam saves time, but fashioning your own out of three 2x10s will create a stronger, longer-lasting beam for your DIY deck.

Installation | Under Deck Drainage System | Trex RainEscape

How to Install an Under-Deck Drainage System | Trex RainEscape

Installing the Trex RainEscape Deck Drainage System is simple. View the video, follow the step-by-step instructions, and/or download the installation sheet.

When editorial adviser Mike Guertin builds a deck with more than 4 ft. of space between the framing and the grade, he installs an underdeck-drainage system. Consisting of a membrane installed under the decking, the system collects and channels water into a perimeter gutter system and away from the building. The area beneath the deck is kept dry and can be used for storage or, with enough headroom, a covered patio. Guertin explains how to make an underdeck-drainage system from EPDM…

Site-Built Deck Drainage - Fine Homebuilding

When editorial adviser Mike Guertin builds a deck with more than 4 ft. of space between the framing and the grade, he installs an underdeck-drainage system. Consisting of a membrane installed under the decking, the system collects and channels water into a perimeter gutter system and away from the building. The area beneath the deck is kept dry and can be used for storage or, with enough headroom, a covered patio. Guertin explains how to make an underdeck-drainage system from EPDM…

7 Things You Should Do When Building Your Deck | The Family Handyman

7 Things You Should Do When Building Your Deck

7 Things You Should Do When Building Your Deck | The Family Handyman

Repairing Decks and Railings

Repairing Decks and Railings: Wooden decks can cause may problems. Luckily, they are fairly simple to fix. This guide will give you tips on how to fix problems like rotten boards, wobbly railings and loose nails. Plus, learn how to stiffen a bouncy, wobbly deck. For more…

DIY Hog Wire Deck Railing

DIY Hog Wire Deck Railing

Our deck and deck railing needed to be replaced. Because we live on a lake, we wanted to use wire so as not to