Top 4 DIY Decking Courses Online

How to Build a Simple Deck on a Budget

How to Build a Simple Deck on a Budget

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In this tutorial video you will see the full cycle of building a deck from the foundation to the finishing.

  • Marking and pouring the foundation
  • Installation of rafters and floor
  • Installation of fencing
  • Finishing
  • Much more.

This diy video will show you the step by step process of simple deck construction. This is the perfect project for the beginner because it allows for a wide margin of error. The finished results will be something to be proud of and will enhance the worth of your home while providing an enjoyable living area. Before you build you must first design the deck for your particular needs and desires. In most areas you will need to obtain a building permit.


How To Build a Deck

How To Build a Deck

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This expert guide helps you do the job right

Before you start, see how an expert builds a deck. Decks are popular projects for pros and homeowners but there are safety issues, building codes, and hidden problems to address upfront and throughout the process. This video takes place on an actual job site and includes some not-so-perfect moments to prepare you for what can happen. With fewer surprises, you’ll get better results.

Follow a master builder from footings to final trim. Master builder Rick Arnold walks you through every step of the project and points out potential problems – such as hidden rot, those all-important ledger board issues, and load capacity. And shows you how to remedy anything that might adversely affect your new deck.

Learn the techniques to get it right. Watching this video How To Build a Decks will save you time because you’ll thoroughly understand the process. If you square up the deck correctly at the outset – and check that it remains square at critical times – you’ll avoid bigger problems down the line. And you won’t ever have to explain why your deck is a little off kilter. That’s just one of many reasons why this video is worth watching and reviewing.

Be aware of code requirements. Throughout the video, you’ll be alerted to issues that may be regulated by local building codes. This will save you time and avoid the possibility of being denied a permit, or having to make costly changes, or re-do work to meet the proper requirements.

Working with the newest materials. You’ll do a much better job when you know what materials to use and how to work with them. Here are just some you’ll be introduced to: builder’s forms for footings, proper hardware and hangers, synthetic decking, railings, and decorative trim.

With this video guide you’ll have the confidence and the know-how to build a deck that’s sturdy, strong and safe – and one that enhances your home for years to come.


Building-Decks: How to Build a Deck on a Slope

Building-Decks: How to Build a Deck on a Slope

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All the hands-on information you need to build deck - from the most basic to the most sophisticated. On this learn video, professional carpenter Scott Schuttner builds two decks - one simple, single-level deck that demonstrates the basic principles of deck construction; the other a custom wraparound deck complete with stairs, painters and built-in seating. At each step of the deck-building process, you see firsthand how carpenter uses his proven, professional techniques to get high-quality results. For example, carpenter shows you how to:

  1. Dig and pour footings
  2. Install leak-free ledgers
  3. Build framework that's square, level and solid
  4. Make planters, stairs and built-in seating
  5. Install strong, good-looking railings
  6. Apply finishes

No matter what your skill level, seeing Schuttner at work will help you tackle your next deck project with confidence.


Landscaping: Treated Wood, Vegetation, Water Garden, Lawn, Concrete Blocks

Landscaping: Treated Wood, Vegetation, Water Garden, Lawn, Concrete Blocks

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Treated Wood, Vegetation, Water Garden, Lawn, Concrete Blocks

You will see in this learning video how to plan and execute your own landscaping project. Basic principles are explained so that the results of your landscaping project are successful and correspond with your tastes. Among other things you will learn how to use treated wood, which is an easy to use and an indispensable material for landscaping. Different structures and decorating ideas are presented. The construction of fences, and patios is shown as well as the methods used to successfully integrate them into your landscape project. We explain step by step how to construct a garden path made with concrete block, including borders and foundations, and how to install an artificial pond. All the necessary products required are presented in detail. We discuss plants for our landscaping project. Plants that suit our climate are suggested. Perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees - coniferous and deciduous and finally the lawn. Transplanting and plant maintenance are discussed as well.

This learning video includes:

  • Construction of a treated wood patio
  • Cement foundations
  • Structures
  • Finishing
  • Construction of fences
  • Assembly of an arbor and flower stands
  • Applying base coats, painting and tinting exterior wood
  • Cement blocks for driveways
  • Excavation of foundations
  • Installing paving stones
  • Installing borders
  • Construction of concrete block supporting walls
  • Construction of concrete block borders
  • Setting up a water garden