Instructor-Led → Outdoor Oasis

Building a Deck

Add value and entertainment space to your home by building a deck. With advice and instruction from the pros at Family Handyman, you can build a deck customized for your home and needs. Building or replacing a deck is a common and value adding DIY project for homeowners, and it’s one of our favorite projects here at Family Handyman. Your decks can be completed in just a few days and provide decades of outdoor living. We’ll show you how to build your deck from footings to finishing, including tips for designing your deck, step-by-step building directions and recommendations for low-maintenance materials. In this online workshop you’ll learn how to: Pour strong deck footings. Properly attach your new deck to a house. Install decking, including a picture frame edge and fascia boards. Add a metal, wood, or composite railing and decide which works best for your deck. Build stairs or a landing that is eye-catching and safe. Stain and maintain a deck for long-lasting enjoyment without unnecessary repairs. Build a small deck or large backyard deck with the assistance of the professionals. Backyard barbecues, family dinners, parties and more are all within reach after you build your own deck! This premium online workshop creates the experience of an in-person workshop but uses a flexible timeline that works around your busy schedule. That means you can log in and view each week’s content at whatever time works best for you.
  • Week 1
  • Mobile App
  • Introduction to Instructor-Led Courses
  • Meet Your Instructors
  • Week 1: Introduction and Getting Started
  • Week 1 Discussion
  • Week 2 7d
  • Week 2: Foundations and Rot Resistance
  • Week 2 Discussion
  • Week 3 14d
  • Week 3: Build a New Deck
  • Week 3 Discussion
  • Course Completion and Next Steps
  • Congratulations!
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Week 1: Introduction and Getting Started, Week 2: Foundations and Rot Resistance, Week 3: Build a New Deck, Course Completion and Next Steps, Congratulations!"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever