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 2
The Well-Crafted Corner: Rim Joists against and outside the post  1. Inner rim joists butt against post2. Lag screws driven over washers3. Outer rim joist4. Nail through overlapping rim joist into end grain of adjacent joist