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Decking Planning

Prepare for your next decking project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.

Nathan Gilbert shares how to choose and use cable railing systems with Kevin O'Connor.

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How to Choose and Maintain Cable Railing Systems

In this video, This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert shows host Kevin O’Connor everything he needs to know about installing cable railings and maintaining them over time.

Deck Ideas for Your Backyard

Design ideas to consider when remodeling or building your deck.

Tips for Building a Deck Around Your Above-Ground Pool

What you should know before building a deck around your above-ground pool

Building a Deck? Read This!

Whether you're a skilled DIYer or plan to hire a pro, our expert tips will help you plan smart for a deck that fits your wallet, and your family's lifestyle

The TOH Guide to Decks

Kick off the warm season with the ultimate hangout spot

All About Hardwood Decking

Ipe is the gold standard, but plenty of other species stack up quite nicely on looks and longevity, often at a lower price

17 Stunning Decks to Inspire Your Backyard Transformation

Think outside the standard wood platform with smart design ideas for a range of settings and budgets

Composite Decking From A to Z

TOH explains everything you need to know about this wood alternative, including how to choose the best boards, compare costs, as well as install and clean them.

Get Your Dream Deck

How to get the right backyard retreat for your house

Decking Material Types

If you’re looking for the best decking material that fits your needs and budget, here’s information on the different types of deck materials you should consider.

High-Tech Decks

Plastic planks that don't crack, rot, or splinter

Decking Decisions

New options mean your next deck may not even be real wood.