Deck-building is a project you’ll tackle in stages, no matter what deck design you choose. The photos on these next four pages provide an overview of the primary stages involved in a typical deck project. The chapters that follow will explore each of these stages in depth. In this overview, an old, worn deck is…
Our clear-oil-finished natural redwood deck was stained by greasy raccoon footprints when the animal disassembled our gas grill one evening. Is there any product or method that will lift the grease out?
Inspect your deck once each year. Replace loose or rusting hardware or fasteners, and apply fresh finish to prevent water damage. Look carefully for areas that show signs of damage.
Walkways and paths serve as hallways between heavily used areas of your yard. In addition to directing traffic, paths create visual corridors that direct the eye to attractive features or areas.