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.

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1. 4×4 railing post2. 2×6 decking installed at 45º angle to joists3. 2×4 blocking nailed to brace and between joints4. 2×10 joist5. 7 1/2" × 3/4"- diameter machine bolts.
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