Steps to Build a New Deck

Whether you are building a deck or having someone build a deck for you, there are a lot similar steps that you need to follow in designing and planning your deck. A couple of years ago we went through this process and have a great deck that we enjoy year round and especially in the […]

Planning On Using Composite Decking? Here’s What You Need to Know

    When you are planning your deck one thing that you need to consider is what material are you going to use to build it. Years ago most people used cedar, which is still a good choice, but there are other materials you should consider for your new deck. When we we built our deck a few years ago […]

How To Truly Make Your Patio An Extension Of Your Home

A few years ago we built a new second story deck on our house. It was a lot bigger than our existing deck and we sealed the deck so we could also use the space under our deck. This provided two new areas to enjoy our home especially during the spring, summer and fall. The lower […]

Top 5 Free Outdoor Plans for 2012

Last April I started tweeting out the links to free outdoor project plans that I found on the Internet. The plans were mostly downloadable PDF documents. I sent out the tweets on Friday with the tag #FreePlanFriday. That is over 35 free plans I tweeted out last year. The plans I found and downloaded included: […]