Deck Designs: Great Design Ideas from Top Deck Designers, All New 3rd Edition

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Deck Designs, 3rd Editionshows readers the latest design trends and materials in deck building. Following the format of the best-selling Deck Designs, the all-new edition features the work of four new deck designers whose work represents four different regions of the country.Created for both the do-it-yourselfer and the those who wish to work with a professional to achieve the ideal deck, Deck Designs, 3rd Editionis divided into two main sections. The first provides basic design instruction on building a deck, ...
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Overview

Deck Designs, 3rd Editionshows readers the latest design trends and materials in deck building. Following the format of the best-selling Deck Designs, the all-new edition features the work of four new deck designers whose work represents four different regions of the country.Created for both the do-it-yourselfer and the those who wish to work with a professional to achieve the ideal deck, Deck Designs, 3rd Editionis divided into two main sections. The first provides basic design instruction on building a deck, including information on the new generation ofdeck materials, dealing with problem locations, creating shade and wind screens, and adding distinctive details.The second part of the booktakes an in-depth look at the work of four of the country's most successful deck builders. Through drawings and photos of actual custom deck projects readers will obtain first-hand information on what went into these truly unique projects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580114332
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Home Improvement Series
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 410,126
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Cory is a deck builder, remodeler, and author. His books include the first edition of Deck Designs as well the Creative Homeowner title Decks: Plan, Design, Build. He lives and works in Chicago.
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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart 1:Designing Your DeckThe Design ProcessSitting PrettyDesigning Outdoor RoomsUnderstanding the PartsProtecting Your DeckDecking MaterialsPart 2: Meet the BuildersDecksouth: John LeaOpen to the WorldSecond-Story Deck with Gently Bowed FrontNosing Into the YardThree Elegant RoomsUpstairs Deck with a Couple of TwistsLong and TallFine Decks, Inc.: Clemens JellemaDeck Plus IslandLow and SleekA Balcony and Entry-Porch ComboA Restful RetreatA Deck with WingsTall and NeatMaking the Most of a Small SpaceFinishing TouchesDeck Builders Inc.: Kim KatwijkA Big Deck with a Big ViewStylish EntryDouble CurvedFloating PlatformsKeyhole ShapeA Deck Plus a Sunken LoungeCurved DeckingClassic Designs, Inc.: Shawn MillerSheltered or OpenA Cheery RamblerA Redwood BeautyBarbecue CounterA Two-Level DeckDressing Up Composite DeckingWood and Stone VerandaResource GuideGlossaryIndexPhoto CreditsMetric Equivalents
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