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How to Repair Rising Deck Boards

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps diagnose a problem with composite decking coming loose

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How to Install a Shade Sail

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor has two simple sun-blocking solutions for keeping a deck and home cool during the summer

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How to Install a Cable Deck Railing

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a cable railing on a deck in Greenwich Village, New York

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How to Install a Sliding Glass Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to open up a wall for a large glass slider

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How to Re-Stain a Deck

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to re-stain her mahogany deck.

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Tom and Norm Build a Small Deck

Tom Silva and Norm Abram team up to make quick work of framing a small deck. Did the chisel come out of Norm's pouch? Of course it did

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Prepping to Stain Like a Pro

Nick Slavik demonstrates how to prep and clean two very different decks—one old and weathered, and one brand-new pine— in anticipation of restaining and finishing with two very different coatings from Behr.

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Build It | Cedar Deck Box Planter

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a deck box planter using western red cedar.

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Ask This Old House: Tom Silva’s Greatest Deck Hits

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps homeowners fix, build, and maintain their backyard decks

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How to Install Decking

On a new front porch, Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor how to install mahogany decking with hidden fasteners and perfectly mitered joints

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How to Install Fiesta String Lights

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install fiesta string lights to get the party started in Texas

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How to Restore a Deck

Follow the prep instructions carefully and paint on a specialty coating to preserve weathered boards for years to come

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How to Replace a Deck Post

Shoring up an old deck with new supports with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

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How to Pour a Concrete Deck Footing

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to dig and pour concrete supports

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How to Replace Deck Stair Balusters

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for accurately cutting and assembling railing supports

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How to Safely Attach a Deck to a House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to save a wood deck from a catastrophic collapse

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How to Choose a Deck Finish

In this instructional video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor discuss picking the perfect wood-deck finish

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How to Clean and Restain a Deck

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva breathes new life into a weather-beaten wood deck

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How to Build a Small Deck

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to build a simple entry-level deck.

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How to Deck Over a Concrete Stoop

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to conceal ugly concrete with wood-composite lumber

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How to Build Deck Stairs

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his stair-building secrets

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How to Attach a Deck to a House

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva gets all decked out