Get information about how to tackle your latest decking project, including materials, installation, and repairs.
What you should know before building a deck around your above-ground pool
In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to re-stain her mahogany 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
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva and mason Mark McCullough share some wild code violations submitted to them by home inspectors
With its unique nature, varying grains, and overall warmth, nothing beats the beauty of a natural wood deck. Beyond the look, there are other benefits too; read on to find out what makes wood an ideal choice for decking.
These stylish and eco-friendly pieces are made of plastic retrieved from the ocean!
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps diagnose a problem with composite decking coming loose
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 Generation NEXT apprentices are learning new techniques. Check out the latest from the jobsite!
A behind-the-scenes look at the progress of TOH's Idea House in Rhode Island, as told by builder Jeff Sweenor
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a deck box planter using western red cedar.
Use energy-efficient LEDs to cast a warm glow on the deck, stairs, and trees, and you can extend the party (safely) into the night
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install fiesta string lights to get the party started in Texas
Before you hit the deck, give it a little TLC with these pro tips
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor has two simple sun-blocking solutions for keeping a deck and home cool during the summer
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a cable railing on a deck in Greenwich Village, New York
A healthy dose of Craftsman detail and a cheerful color palette give a new back porch front-and-center personality
Ipe is the gold standard, but plenty of other species stack up quite nicely on looks and longevity, often at a lower price
Follow the prep instructions carefully and paint on a specialty coating to preserve weathered boards for years to come
16 upgrades and add-ons to create a more attractive and usable backyard deck
Your guide to beautifying decks, railing, furniture, and other exterior home details
Think outside the standard wood platform with smart design ideas for a range of settings and budgets
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to dig and pour concrete supports
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for accurately cutting and assembling railing supports