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How To Plan and Build a Deck (www.familyhandyman.com)

Deck building is one of my favorite DIY projects. But whenever I start planning one, I’m reminded of the head-scratching work required before I can start swinging a hammer. Over the years I’ve refined critical steps and fixed common gaffes. Here is my process, along with a few tips, to help you nail your deck building project from start to finish.

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