Deck Designs, All New 3rd Edition: Great Design Ideas from Top Deck Designers (English and English Edition)
Deck Designs, 3rd Edition shows readers the latest design trends and materials in deck building. Following the format of the best-selling Deck Designs, the all-new edition features the work of four new deck designers whose work represents four different regions of the country. Created for both the do-it-yourselfer and the those who wish to work with a professional to achieve the ideal deck, Deck Designs, 3rd Edition is divided into two main sections. The first provides basic design instruction on building a deck, including information on the new generation of deck materials, dealing with problem locations, creating shade and wind screens, and adding distinctive details. The second part of the book takes an in-depth look at the work of four of the country's most successful deck builders. Through drawings and photos of actual custom deck projects readers will obtain first-hand information on what went into these truly unique projects.
Great Deck Ideas and Pictures
By Bo Bipidty - January 10, 2010
As I am planning a new deck, I purchased this book. It gave me lots of great ideas and pictures. It's not a how-to book, but great at creative and beautiful decking ideas. It shows great ideas of putting various composite decking colors together as accents and is for someone wanting ideas to take their deck up a notch. If u just want a square deck without benches, edging, composite, planters or unusual railing design, than this book isn't for you. But it's loaded with fantastic pictures that would give anyone new ideas to spruce up an ordinary deck plan. It espeically shows some creative rounded decks, like on the front page that u don't see very often and really look 21st century. I wanted a book to give ideas of a more contemporary and clean look than a traditional deck, so this book was great for me. I showed this book to my landscape designer and it gave us several good ideas and she said she was going to purchase it as a reference book.
Great book for designing a deck, not building it
By Erik J. Mccullough "Erik" - June 6, 2010
Great book for what it is --- a picture book to go through and find different attributes of decks you like and give to your deck builder. It's got a lot of large, full color pictures.
And that's how we used it. There's text in there, but I don't think we bothered to read much of it. Most of the writing tells you about things to think about -- like where to place your deck, sunlight concerns/thoughts, etc.
It does NOT spend a lot (or even any time) on how to build a deck from a technical perspective. Amazon seems to call it a DIY book or wants to based on tags. It's not.
Excellent book, features CorrectDeck.CX
By M. Grohman - April 15, 2009
Well-written and researched book, consists more of deck shots more than how-tos, but the featured contractors are pros and the decks are well done. Features lots of top-end composite decking including CorrectDeck.CX
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