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Build a Deck

Learning how to build a deck can be a great rewarding experience, especially if you are learning how to build a deck for your own home or camp. There are many different styles of deck structures but some choices are basic decks, multi-level decks, pool decks and spa decks. Being your first time building a deck it is probably best to build a basic or single level deck. Once you decide what kind of deck best fits your needs it is time to start drawing up the plans of how you want the deck to look and the proper location for the deck. Once all this is decided you need to start figuring out the necessary amount of wood you need to purchase in order to get started. Obviously you will need all your basic tools such as a power screwdriver, a shovel, screws, a drill, a circular saw, a carpenters square, and a level is also helpful in ensuring the deck is not built uneven.

When you are learning how to build a deck and you have all your plans and materials ready it is time to start building. The first thing you need to do is dig holes to prepare the footings, this is what will support the weight that will be on your deck. The next pieces you need to get in place are the posts and beams which will connect the footings to the rest of the deck as it slowly comes together. Once you have these in place you can start to lay the deck boards in place on top of the beams, and if all the plans were followed properly everything should fit nicely into place and you will have a strong, sturdy deck for your new home or pool. One thing to keep in mind when you are learning how to build a deck for the first time is to be patient and take your time to make sure that you build the deck properly, and this will ensure that your deck is safe and sturdy for years to come.

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