Deck Ideas & DIY

How to Build a Deck

How to Build a Deck Part 1: Planning

In the first video of our 5-part series, you’ll learn how to design your deck and choose the right materials.

How to Build a Deck Part 2: Tools & Materials

The second video in our 5-part series covers measuring and laying out the site, installing the ledger, pouring footings and setting posts.

How to Build a Deck Part 3: Framing

The third video in our 5-part series covers framing the support structure for your deck.

How to Build a Deck Part 4: Installing Decking Boards

The fourth video in our 5-part series covers installing your decking boards.

How to Build a Deck Part 5: Stairs & Railings

In the final video of our decking series, you’ll learn to build stairs and railings for your deck.

Deck Maintenance & Upgrades

How to Stain a Deck

Whether you're finishing a new deck or fence, or an existing one is starting to look worn, applying a stain can give it a fresh new look and protect the wood from discolouration caused by sunlight.

More Deck Projects

Shop Decking

Whether you are looking for the privacy that a new fence provides or a great deck to entertain and relax on, at The Home Depot, we have everything you’ll need to get started. From Cedar and Composite decking to stairs, posts and other accessories, we will help you build a great deck that will last. We can also help you build a great standard or full-privacy fence with our huge selection of lumber, concrete, tool rentals and other accessories.