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16 Modern Deck Building Tips and Shortcuts

Avoid Deck Rot with Flashing Tape - Pressure-treated lumber that stays wet will eventually rot. Flashing tape keeps water from getting trapped between doubled-up joists. If you're resurfacing an existing deck frame, tape over any joists that have a lot of holes from the previous nails or screws. Buy black tape if you can find it; shiny silver and white tapes may be noticeable between the gaps in the decking. The tape shown will be covered by the perimeter deck board.

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51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

Backyard landscaping idea Not sure where I would use this but I love the strong, graphic lines of this walkway/deck.

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from The Family Handyman

Flashing a Deck Ledger Board on Vinyl Siding

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Raised bed/planter/fence/privacy screen: this is now featured at http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-BUILD-MULTI-USE-RAISED-BED-PLANTERS-WITH-PR/ with complete instructions for building a planter with a back 48"H. You can get a PDF too. Please vote for me in the "Outdoor Structures" contest. Thanx!!

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from The Family Handyman

Tips for How to Build a Deck

Tips for How to Build a Deck (Seaming the deck boards on a long/wide deck)

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