Expert advice for building a deck – and more. If there’s a deck in your future, arm yourself with the trusted advice you’ll find in Decks Complete before you do anything. Designed for homeowners, it’s an easy-to-access, comprehensive, step-by-step reference on deck building. Written by seasoned pros, it offers authoritative, reliable information that prepares DIYers to tackle any deck project with confidence.
Highly visual. Easy to use. Down to earth. Everything about Decks Complete is keyed to the simple, straightforward information DIYers need to get the job done right. It focuses on the real-world situations that most homeowners face and is loaded with practical advice, including how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong. The format makes it quick and easy to find exactly what you need with:
- A visual table of contents
- Clear step-by-step photos
- Highly detailed instructions
- 800 how-to photographs and 25 detailed illustrations
Everything you need to know, from start to finish. This must-have guide covers all the tasks involved with building a deck that you will typically encounter and provides useful tips, tricks, and troubleshooting advice on:
- Decking materials
- Designing a deck
- Footings and framing
- Building stairs
- Installing decking, guards and handrails
- Custom features, finishes and maintenance
Plus, get the lowdown on specific skills required for deck building, including: Digging a footing, flashing a ledger, attaching posts to beams, and much more. Finally, here is everything you’ve ever want to know about decks, so get your copy before you do anything.
John Ross fished much more often before he took up writing. He chairs the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited, and won a National Outdoor Book Award in 1999. He lives in Upperville, Virginia.
Scott Grice is a builder in Portland, Oregon. Owner of Talos Construction, he specializes in custom residential remodels and currently has a major renovation underway at his own house. Scott has written several deck-building articles for Fine Homebuilding magazine.