Get information about how to tackle your latest decking project, including materials, installation, and repairs.
Deck space is always at a premium, and who doesn’t want to bring in more style to their outdoor area? A wrap-around deck will extend your lounge space and improve the look of the home and its landscape. But before setting out to build a new deck or add onto the old one, here are a few key considerations for building a wrap around deck.
Here are a handful of ways to create a more beautiful and relaxing outdoor space.
This sturdy but simple exterior gate is affordable, easy to build, and will make any porch or deck a safer place to hang out. Follow this guide to learn how to build a deck gate yourself.
Decks are a charming addition to your house. Keeping them maintained will provide lasting beauty and functionality. However, improper care can lead to serious problems. Here are tips to keep your deck in tip-top shape.
Painter Mauro Henrique paints an outdoor railing that Nathan just built to match the original railing around a homeowner’s deck.
Looking for something to preoccupy your time this summer? Take a look at this roundup of our summer projects.
Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner repair her deck by replacing rotted hangers and re-securing the joist to the structure.
This Old House paint expert Mauro Henrique shows a homeowner how to breathe new life into those old, splintery handrails.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva breathes new life into a weather-beaten wood deck
Your house or apartment’s rooftop deck offers lovely, even jaw-dropping views, but it’s seriously lacking in the design department. Nevertheless, it holds many possibilities—as a tranquil place to begin or end the day, a spot for socializing, or as a retreat that lets you take in fresh air and sunshine above the fray. See our ideas for decking out your roof deck to make the most of the space.
These nine stunning ideas for floating decks will give you the urge to build one yourself in your backyard.
Need more storage? Here’s how to use the area under your deck to create additional storage space for all kinds of items.
Install a new deck, or reattach an existing one, that is set up to last.
Shoring up an old deck with new supports with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
With a little planning, small decks and patios can provide the same entertaining value as larger outdoor spaces. See our simple ideas to maximize the space of your small deck.
Carpenter Nathan Gilbert builds and installs a railing for deck stairs that will match the original railing around the rest of the deck.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his stair-building secrets
Give your hot tub the extra special touch it needs with these great deck ideas for your hot tub.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to open up a wall for a large glass slider
There's no secret to deck maintenance—repair the deck, clean it and protect it. But learning tricks the pros use can make the job go faster and the results last longer.
Wash, sand, and stain your deck to give it a fresh look for the spring.
They may cost more up front, but these low-maintenance materials save later on frequent repainting and replacement—without skimping on curb appeal.
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.
Looking for the best decking treatment? A guide to the cleaners, finishes, and techniques for making your wood deck look new again.
Awnings reduce sunlight, protect patio furniture, and make outdoor living more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at the different styles and costs of awnings.
Learn about decking basics — from safety inspections and protocols to construction and maintenance. Know what you can DIY and when to hire contractors.
Explore a range of different possibilities before building your deck.