This is the Decks, Patios and Porches category of information.
This woodworkers list of free woodworking plans and projects features a collection of deck structures and patios, in different designs that beginner to moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer can build. The information and details offered at these links are varied. Please contact individual web sites if you have questions about those woodworking projects.
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Deck - Sundeck Few home improvements can match a wood deck for usefulness, beauty and enhanced value to a home. For adults, decks offer outdoor living space for entertaining, sun bathing and dining. For children, they provide an excellent outdoor play area.
Deck Benches You can build this sturdy bench (or a couple benches) in an afternoon. It makes a good edge bench to define the ends of a low deck, or a bench that you can use near a pool is edge or even against a railing. Its clean simple lines would make it fit in with most any decor.
Deck building basics Decks are some of the most popular homeowner projects. They can be a small extension off a family room, bedroom or dining area; or they can be a spacious outdoor room large enough for a party. Decks can be single level or multi-level; they can be some of the simplest first projects for a beginner, or elaborate examples of sophisticated craftsmanship.
Deck Construction, Step by Step Mark off the deck area using string. The string will help you visualize the size and appearance of the finished deck and will also serve as a guide for excavation and post placement. But trust me, it will always look smaller this way than when it is done.
Deck Framing, Fast and True Mark Clement says, I am a big fan of anything that saves me time and increases quality. The first backyard decks and front porches I laid out were the standard affair of strings pulled from the foundation, tied to stakes, and criss-crossed all over the place so I could locate and dig post holes before setting them and framing the deck on top. Now I do it reverse order. I make more money and have much more dependable control points for framing.
Deck Projects At this link you will find American Woodshop with Scott Philips as he walks you through the process of building a deck. Visit their web site, then click on Season 18 and look for Episode 1810 to watch the video.
Deck sunroof ...One answer is a sunroof over your patio or deck. If designed properly, a sunroof can cut the summer sun, but still allow winter sun rays to warm the house. The sunroof shown is a typical do-it-yourself project, placed over a wood deck, although sunroofs can also be constructed over patios as well.