Free Deck Building Guides and Planning Software
practical and helpful information, from the Western Red Cedar Lumber
Association, to plan, design and build a beautiful and durable cedar
deck in your backyard.
Raised Cedar Deck
Cedar Roof Deck
Ground Level Cedar Deck
Cedar Decks for Sloping Lots
Deck Railing Designs
Stairs and Railings - Construction Tips
Decks are a
satisfying and simple way to extend your home's living area
outdoors - whether your space is an urban condominium, an
expansive suburban estate, or something in between.
Western Red Cedar is
perfectly suited for deck and outdoor stair and railing
construction. Naturally decay-resistant, light in weight, easy
to work, this handsome, durable wood complements any
online guides, by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association offer
practical pointers on the construction of four
architect-designed decks, deck steps and railings. They have not
included step-by-step building instructions as the designs are
intended simply as a source of ideas - concepts you can build on
to meet your own outdoor living needs.
Free Deck Design Tool
This free deck plan design software allows you to select your
deck plan shape, size, stairs and railings. Once you design your
deck you'll receive a 3D view, checklist, tips, materials lists
and the locations of your three closest retailers.