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How to Videos - Building a Deck

Want to build your own deck?

Explore the 6-part video series below on building your own wooden deck. Or, check out the 2-part video series on working with composite decking. Each video comes with downloadable project instructions, so you'll always know exactly how to proceed! Making your own deck has never been easier, and with the right tools, materials, and instructions, you'll be relaxing and enjoying the sunshine on your deck in no time. Get started now!

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Part 1 - Designing a Deck

Designing a Deck shows you how to design and plan your new space.

Welcome to Lowe's six-part series, How to Build a Deck. You'll learn what you need to know to build your own deck, from design to footings to railings. This first instruction sheet and video, Designing a Deck, shows you how to design and plan your new space.

Part 2 - Deck Layouts

You'll learn how to layout your deck so that it has a strong foundation and provides you years of enjoyment.

At this point in your deck build you should have a printed construction plan. If not, view the previous video and instruction sheet in this series, Designing a Deck. In this instruction sheet, Part Two of our six-part series on How to Build a Deck, you'll learn how to layout your deck so that it has a strong foundation and provides you years of enjoyment.

Part 3 - Setting the Posts

Learn how to set the proper footings to support your deck.

Decks are great for entertaining family and friends. But with all of those people on the deck, you'll need to make sure it's on a strong foundation. In this third part of our six-part series, How to Build a Deck, you'll learn how to set the proper footings to support your deck.

Part 4 - Framing and Decking

Learn how to assemble the framing on the beams and install the decking.

Welcome to Part Four of our six-part series, How to Build a Deck. These instructions accompanying the video show how to assemble the framing on the beams and install the decking.

Part 5 - Building Deck Stairs

Learn how to calculate stairway dimensions and build a solid set of steps.

In this set of instructions for our deck building series, you'll learn how to calculate stairway dimensions and build a solid set of steps. If you haven't installed your decking, you'll need to take care of that first.

Part 6 - Finishing the Deck

It's time to wrap things up on your deck.

It's time to wrap things up on your deck - you've gone from planning the design to building the stairs and now you're ready to install the railings. After that, you'll do some finish work before enjoying your deck.

Part 1 - How to Install Composite Decking

Composite doesn't splinter or have knots and it's low-maintenance.

If your deck is looking weathered and worn, you can replace components with composite materials without a complete rebuild. Composite doesn't splinter or have knots and it's low-maintenance. This is the first installment in a two-part series on How to Install Composite Decking that shows you how to update an old deck using composite materials.

Part 2 - How to Install Composite Decking

Welcome to Part Two of Lowe's How to Install Composite Decking project.

Welcome to Part Two of Lowe's How to Install Composite Decking project. In this part, you'll learn how to add the railings, attach a fascia board and secure new lattice. You'll soon be ready to enjoy your renewed deck.

These How-To's are provided for informational purposes only. The information contained in Lowe's "How-To" videos is intended to provide general guidance to simplify jobs around the house. Because tools, products, materials, techniques, building codes and local regulations are continually changing, Lowe's assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained herein and disclaims any liability for omissions, errors or the outcome of any project. It is the responsibility of the viewer to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, codes and regulations for a project. The viewer must always take proper safety precautions and exercise caution when taking on any project. If there is any question or doubt in regards to any element of a project, please consult with a licensed professional. Please visit our terms of use which governs your use of these How-To's.

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