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Free Deck Plans, Deck Design Software and Deck Building Guides

Design and build your own deck with the help of free, stock deck plans. Or, create a custom deck that fits perfectly into the shape of your home. Scroll down to check out this list of free deck plans, deck planning and design software, deck building guides and how-to tips, and deck furniture project plans.

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Free Deck Plans and Building Ideas from Popular Mechanics Magazine  Here are deck plans, ideas and safety hints that you can use on your new deck. Learn how to build a pool deck, deck stairs and more.

Deck Plans from the Southern Forest Products Association  These free instant download plans for  attractive, simple-to-build deck designs include step-by-step building instructions and material lists. Their Ground Level Deck can expand your living space to the outdoors. Their Compact Deck is a free-standing seating platform for any area of your yard.

Free Do-It-Yourself Deck Plans from the California Redwood Association  Detailed do-it-yourself plans for building your own deck, deck planters, a bench that doubles as a deck railing and a shady pergola. These free, instant download plans include detailed artwork, materials lists and step-by-step building instructions.

DIY Deck Plans and Building Guides  Design and build your own new deck, restore or spruce up an old one. Or, make your deck more comfortable with new wooden furniture and storage units that you can build yourself. Get free help from Canadian Home Workshop Magazine

Do It Yourself Deck Plans and Building Ideas  Build your own custom deck. The Family Handyman Magazine helps with free plans, complete illustrated instructions and expert how-to advice and building tips.

Deck Plans from  Download beautiful designs for small buildings and do-it-yourself projects as free instant-download plans. You'll find free deck plans and plans for sheds, barns, cabanas, pergolas, a garage, a combination garage and workshop, an attractive easy-to-build gazebo, a great little cabin, a picnic table and other backyard building projects.



Deck Rails, Accessories, Hardware

DIY Deck Building Hardware and Accessories  Get do-it-yourself supplies to help you build a new deck or improve an old one: hardware; tools; guidebooks; fasteners; railings; deck benches; lighting; balusters; building guide books and videos and more.


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Free Do It Yourself Deck Planning and Design Software

Better Homes & Gardens Free Deck Design Tool  Create the perfect new deck for your home with the help of the free, online Design-A-Deck program from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine at

Download Google SketchUp  SketchUp is a free, downloadable program that will let you design a deck or just about anything else. Most people get rolling with SketchUp in just a few minutes. Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and a worldwide user community mean that anyone who wants to make 3D designs with SketchUp, can.

Create Your Own Custom Deck Design with Software from Big Hammer  Build the perfect deck for your home and backyard. This free software lets you select from 70 sample deck plans or design exactly the custom deck that you need and then print plans and a complete list of the materials that you'll need.




Free Deck Building Guides, Tips and Lessons

Cedar Deck Design Ideas  Western Red Cedar is perfectly suited for deck and outdoor stair and railing construction. Naturally decay-resistant, light in weight, easy to work, this handsome, durable wood complements any architectural style. The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association offers a free series of innovative deck and railing design and planning guides and DIY building information.

Deck Building Ideas and Guides from Rona of Canada  Get great advice, plans and finishing guides to help you build a backyard deck or deck pergola.

Free Deck Building Advice from The Family Handyman Magazine  For more than fifty years, The Family Handyman Magazine has been providing readers with the most up-to-date home improvement information with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, plans and photographs. Now, many of their best how-to articles are available online. Links on any of the articles lead to information on modern, low-maintenance decking materials, plus how-to-build articles on deck furniture, shade structures, privacy screens and more.

How to Build the Best Deck  A deck is an ideal home improvement project for the average handyman or woman. The design is straightforward. No advanced carpentry skills or sophisticated tools are needed. If you can hammer a nail, saw on a straight line, and read a level, then building a deck should present no major problems. This fifteen page eBook, by Arch Chemicals, will show you how.

How To Build a Deck -  Step-By-Step Instructions from  Learn all of the steps to building your own deck with these free, expert online lessons and videos on deck building, finishing and maintenance.

How to Build a Transitional Deck  Find design guides and illustrated step-by-step backyard project plans at

Illustrated Deck Building Guides from the pages of Extreme How-To Magazine  Decks are quite often the first project many beginning do-it-yourselfers tackle, but it's important to understand the basics of deck construction. Decks are built in specific steps. By taking those steps one-at-a-time, building a deck can be fun and easy.



Instant Download Pergola or Sun Trellis Plans  Build the perfect shady pergola for your deck, with easy-to-use, instant download building plans. These attractive structures come in fourteen sizes from 8'x10' to 16'x16', and are perfect for decks and patios.


Find a Great Deck Builder at Better Homes and Gardens'  Get fast, free quotes on your backyard project from top rated contractors right in your neighborhood. A recommended builder for your project is just a click away today.


Free Deck Projects and Deck Furniture Plans

Free, DIY Deck Dining Furniture Project Plans and Building Guides Enjoy your patio, deck or backyard even more. Build your own convenient barbecue service carts, tables and outdoor BBQ tool ands supply cabinets. Here's a list of some great designs and free woodwork plans from all over the Web

Free Deck Furniture Project Plans  Finish your deck with great wooden furniture that you built yourself. Our list of free, do-it-yourself plans and how-to instructions includes lounges, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, rockers and easy-to-store folding furniture. You'll even find matching sets of complete suites of outdoor living room furniture plans.




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More Free Building Plans  Help yourself to hundreds of plans for sheds, garages, workshops, cabins, cottages, solar homes and backyard structures, offered for free by some of the Internet's top designers and publishers. Then, check out our lists of thousands of free, do it yourself woodwork, home improvement and backyard project plans too.



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