Build a Deck: A Step-by-Step Guide from Start to Finish

Design, plan, and build your own deck with these guidelines that walk you through every step in the process, from getting a permit to buying lumber to maintaining the finished deck.

Deck Corner 1
The Well-Crafted Corner: Notched Post and Mitered Rim Joists 1. Inner rim joists butt against sides of post2. Outer rim joists are mitered at corner3. 6 × 6 post is notched to create shoulders which support rim joists