Inspiration and instruction for basic deck building that any homeowner can follow. Detailed descriptions, easy step-by-step format, and designs for each project. How-to photographs and illustrations accompany each deck design. Homeowners can learn to install, repair, and maintain any type of deck, including composite materials. Step-by-step format provides basics for beginners and reassurance on complex projects for more experienced DIYers. Updated photos and detailed illustrations explain techniques. Lists time, materials, tools, and skills required for each project.