Get information about how to tackle your latest decking project, including materials, installation, and repairs.
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!
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a deck box planter using western red cedar.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps homeowners fix, build, and maintain their backyard decks
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
Coat cracked and dried-out boards with sand-impregnated paint to bring them back to life
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
17 DIY ways to create a more beautiful and relaxing outdoor space
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for accurately cutting and assembling railing supports
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to save a wood deck from a catastrophic collapse
Composite decking is a beautiful, high performance, and environmentally-friendly way to create the outdoor oasis you've always wanted
Forget grass: For this young family, a handsome wood deck that steps down to a brick patio comprises the ideal chilling, cooking, playing, and entertaining space
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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