This all-new edition of a perennial top-seller is designed to lead readers through the process of planning a new deck - from dreaming to designing. It offers a unique comprehensive approach to deck building that ranges from design to construction. It offers quick-read advice from experts around the country on current design trends in materials, deck finishes, railing styles, and outdoor lighting. The book helps homeowners sort through the overwhelming array of deck options to design a structure that helps meet their needs, space availability, and budget. It is filled with gorgeous photography and solid information to help readers create the deck of their dreams.