The book presents ideas, styles,
and the latest trends designed to cater to the outdoor-living needs and desires of today's
homeowners. In this photo-driven book, readers will find lots of examples of floating and
single- and multi-level decks and attached structures (gazebos, pergolas, built-ins,
stairs and railing).
A new edition of one of Sunset's
best sellers, Ideas for Great Patios & Decks is for the do-it-yourselfer or for the
homeowner working with contractors. Photo gallery has stunning examples of outdoor living
spaces transformed by classic patio and deck additions, as well as new materials, such as
concrete and composites. Updated photos offer a range of ideas to enhance patios and
decks; New sections on amenities, such as water features, lighting & railings.
Designs: Great Design Ideas from Top Deck Designers by Steve Cory
Created for both the
do-it-yourselfer and the those who wish to work with a professional to achieve the ideal
deck. Provides basic design instruction on building a deck, including information on the
new generation of deck materials, dealing with problem locations, creating shade and wind
screens, and adding distinctive details.
Decks (Stanley Complete Projects Made Easy) by Larry Johnston (Editor)
Paperback: 240 pages ISBN: 0696221160
Publisher: Stanley (January 11, 2005)
Explores ideas and offers advice for
deck designs, framing, and finishing. Projects include solutions for common situations
plus extra ideas for unusual circumstances. Simple step-by-step instructions leave no
do-it-yourselfer behind. Special pre-start checklists show tools, materials, skills, and
prep time needed. Stanley Pro Tips warn of pitfalls and offer shortcuts for success.
Detailed photography and illustrations reinforce project steps.
In this photo-driven book, readers
will find lots of examples of floating and single- and multi-level decks and attached
structures (gazebos, pergolas, built-ins, stairs and railing) and soft-set as well as
mortar-based patios. Includes information and tips for choosing a site and shape, and a
rundown on material options (wood versus synthetic decking; stone, brick, interlocking
pavers, and concrete).
Deck Book: Everything You Need to Design and Build Your Own Dream Deck
by Steve Cory
Everything homeowners need to know
about the latest materials, tools, and techniques to build, or plan a deck. This popular
book now has better and simpler building techniques, more information on materials and
tools, and more detail on framing and stair construction. Clear, concise, step-by-step
instructions, hundreds of detailed photos and illustrations.
a Deck: Expert Advice from Start to Finish
(Taunton's Build Like a Pro) by Scott Schuttner
The definitive guide to building
decks. This book walks the reader through the entire process -- from the planning stages,
through construction, step-by-step, to the custom details that make a deck unique. The
book covers the practical side of building as well as design considerations that make a
difference to discriminating homeowners.
Find stylish outdoor solutions
that fit every size, style, and budget. More than 300 step-by-step photos. 30 projects to
build, from a simple gravel patio and a basic deck to benches and shade structures.
Inspiring ideas and helpful tips.