DIY projects for designing decks, building decks, and the maintenance of decks once they are built.
How to get a building permit – First off, I plan to build a deck. I live in Kosciusko County, Indiana. The building code here states that I must have a permit if building a deck that is more than 12″ off the ground. My yard slopes down (as it should) away from the house for drainage, and the door … Continue reading →
This post is the next installment of “How to add-on to an existing deck”. DIY Steps to build a deck, followed or used as mere guidelines will help you along the way.Continue reading →
This post will be the first in a series to show how to add-on to an existing deck. We are doing an add-on to my dad’s existing deck in the same style the original deck was built, and also adding a larger portion at the end with an eventual gazebo to house a hot tub.Continue reading →
DIY Deck & Entryway Design: This is a simple design I’ve come up with to see what the finished deck and entryway remodel might look like. The current faux balcony is rotting off the house, and is not a waterproof awning for those standing in the rain.Continue reading →
The back of my house is bare. I’ve begun designing a new deck for the house. My goal will be to use principles that will apply to all DIY deck design.Continue reading →