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|Few home improvements can match a wood deck for usefulness, beauty, and enhanced value to a home. A deck increases your home's living area adding space for entertaining, relaxation and dining, as well as offering a play area for children. Decks are also an ideal home improvement project for the capable handyman or woman. Other backyard projects such as planters, sheds and fences are also fairly simple to build and can add further utility, convenience and value to your home. Natural wood is a long-proven choice for decks and backyard projects that, when|
protected by a Wolmanized® wood preservative, assures that your project will last for decades, as long as you own your home.
MAY IS DECK SAFETY MONTH®
Sponsored by our partner, North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA)
NOTE: Forty million decks in the US are over 20 years old, and the number of deck failures and resulting injuries has been increasing at an alarming rate. That's why it's important for you to check your deck. See helpful links: Video and Check Your Deck® Checklist.
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Articles, building plans and how-to videos for many popular backyard projects are available below. Plans are in PDF file format and require a PDF reader to view. You can download Adobe Reader for free.
|How to Build the Best Deck (1 MB)|
|How to Choose Lumber (1 MB)|
|Photo Gallery (slideshow featuring projects from NADRA award winners Tailor Decks and Decks & More and others)|
|Setting Posts, Gates and Hinges (758 KB)|
|Post-Rail & Board on Board Fences (716 KB)|
|Picket & Solid Board Fences (588 KB)|
|Privacy Fence with Lattice (600 KB)|
|Chattahoochee Chair (549 KB)|
|Garden Work Bench (563 KB)|
|Mailbox Stand and Planter (519 KB)|
|Picnic Table (554 KB)|
|Planter (180 KB)|
|Planter Bench (583 KB)|
|Raised Garden Bed (197 KB)|
|Retaining Wall (730 KB)|
|Storage & Trash Can Bin (584 KB)|
|Storage Shed (800 KB)|
|Utility Screen (560 KB)|
|Framing a Deck|
|Installing Deck Boards|
|Building a Bench|
|Building a Pergola|
|Framing a Porch|