This book in the Build Like a Pro series takes a practical approach for the homeowner. It takes the reader through the entire process of building a deck - from the planning stages, through construction, step-by-step, to the custom details that make a deck more functional and attractive. Professional-level information is carefully explained and presented so that the serious DIYer can tackle building a deck with complete confidence. What sets this book apart is the depth and breadth of information on deck design and construction methods: Producing plans; Design considerations; Estimating size and cost; Building basics; Framing - ledgers, posts and beams; Joists; Decking; Railings; Stairs and Ramps; Lighting; Building a roof deck
Scott Schuttner is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including Basic Stairbuilding.