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.
About 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.
Table of ContentsIntroductionPart 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