This comprehensive do-it-yourself guide shows you how to improve your home by adding a deck-from start to finish. - More than 450 photographs and easy-to-read text feature safe, long-lasting building methods. - Over 150 color drawings present key construction details. - Parts 1 and 2 give you advice on generating ideas, selecting materials, and using tools. - How-to sequences in Part 3 take you step by step through layout, building, and finishing. - Part 4 provides three deck plans.Cory, Steve is the author of 'Decks Planning, Designing, Building' with ISBN 9781580110457 and ISBN 1580110452.