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Building a deck is one of the most popular home improvement projects. In order to make a safe deck, you should have in mind some information on deck design and construction.


Here are some links to help you with the design process of a deck:

BestDeckSite.com has some good info on how to plan a deck - http://www.bestdecksite.com/introPlanPg1.htm


Overview of design and building a deck from Lowes - http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=howTo&p=Build/BldDck.html


online CAD tool for deck design - http://www.timbertech.com/DesignADeck/DesignADeck.aspx


Good glossary on this page - http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ho_decks/article/0,2037,DIY_13946_2276326,00.html


How to build a deck - Handymanusa.com - http://www.handymanusa.com/articles/howtobuildadeck.html


Hometime.com has shownotes on building a deck - http://hometime.com/Howto/projects/decks/deck_1.htm


Architecture Week Magazine article on Decks - http://www.architectureweek.com/2000/1011/building_1-1.html


This page has some good info on deck footings - http://www.sustland.umn.edu/implement/deck_footings.html


This page has a video slideshow of the process. The second half is more self congratulatory than explanatory - http://www.freediyprojects-howto-faqs.com/decks-patios-howto/building-deck-6aq.htm


Photo slideshow of a roofed deck - http://www.freediyprojects-howto-faqs.com/decks-patios-howto/dana-carlson-enterprises-job-0604-5vh.htm

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