Complete Photo Guide to Decks (Black & Decker)

Featuring the latest tools, skills, designs, materials & codes

Editors of Cool Springs Press
AUD $32.99

This updated seventh edition of The Complete Photo Guide to Decks is a step-by-step manual that incorporates changes to national codes as well as fresh deck design trends.

Be inspired by new design and follow the latest codes as you custom build the deck of your dreams. Architecture, building codes, and design are not static; they change constantly. That's why there's a new edition of the best-selling BLACK+DECKER The Complete Photo Guide to Decks, incorporating updates to national building codes, as well as new developments in building materials and design.

Calling attention to composite deckboards and railings, as well as other PVC products made from recycled plastic, the new materials systems featured in this book are environmentally friendly, easy to work with, rot resistant, and very low maintenance. Whether you opt for manufactured deck products or wood, the success of your project depends upon a sturdy deck undercarriage. Accomplishing this isn't difficult, but building the framework requires that you have the latest information on building codes. In recent years, these codes have changed significantly, affecting everything from post diameter to allowable joist hangers to railing height and even the size of concrete footings. BLACK+DECKER The Complete Photo Guide to Decks 7th Edition is the only DIY deck book that's fully updated to conform to the latest codes. Chapters covered in the book include:

- Deck Planning & Design
- Deck Materials & Tools
- Structural Support
- Decking
- Stairs
- Railings
- Accessories
- Finishing & Maintaining Your Deck
- Custom Deck Projects
- Gallery of Inspiring Decks

BLACK+DECKER The Complete Photo Guide to Decks 7th Edition offers complete step-by-step photos and instructions, so even homeowners with limited DIY experience are assured of a deck that meets their needs. So, don't wait any longer; build the deck of your dreams and start enjoying it!

Author bio:

The Editors of Cool Springs Press have produced the highest quality DIY home improvement books for more than 30 years. In conjunction with the experts at BLACK+DECKER™ they have combined resources to create more than 200 home improvement titles that provide consumers and weekend DIYers with the information they need to get the job done right. Their books have set the standard for do-it-yourself publishing, featuring clear, professional photography and concise step-by-step instructions that get straight to the point. View our full catalog at or connect with us on Facebook (, Twitter (@quartohomes), or Pinterest (

Category: Home renovation & extension
ISBN: 9780760371534
Edition No: 7
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Cool Springs Press
Pub Date: January 2022
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback
Subject: Home renovation & extension