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Free Deck Plans, Deck Design Software and Deck Building Guides

Design and build your own deck with the help of free, stock deck plans. Or, create a custom deck that fits perfectly into the shape of your home. Scroll down to check out this list of free deck plans, deck building guides and how-to tips, and deck furniture project plans.

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Free Do It Yourself Deck Building Plans

Free Deck Plans and Building Ideas from Popular Mechanics Magazine 

Here are deck plans, ideas and safety hints that you can use on your new deck. Learn how to build a pool deck, deck stairs and more.

Deck Plans from the Southern Forest Products Association 

These free instant download plans for  attractive, simple-to-build deck designs include step-by-step building instructions and material lists. Their Ground Level Deck can expand your living space to the outdoors. Their Compact Deck is a free-standing seating platform for any area of your yard.

Free Do-It-Yourself Deck Plans from the California Redwood Association 

Detailed do-it-yourself plans for building your own deck, deck planters, a bench that doubles as a deck railing and a shady pergola. These free, instant download plans include detailed artwork, materials lists and step-by-step building instructions.

DIY Deck Plans and Building Guides 

Design and build your own new deck, restore or spruce up an old one. Or, make your deck more comfortable with new wooden furniture and storage units that you can build yourself. Get free help from Canadian Home Workshop Magazine

Do It Yourself Deck Plans and Building Ideas 

Build your own custom deck. The Family Handyman Magazine helps with free plans, complete illustrated instructions and expert how-to advice and building tips.



Deck Rails, Accessories, Hardware

DIY Deck Building Hardware and Accessories 

Get do-it-yourself supplies to help you build a new deck or improve an old one: hardware; tools; guidebooks; fasteners; railings; deck benches; lighting; balusters; building guide books, DIY videos and more.

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Free Deck Building Guides, Tips and Lessons

Cedar Deck Design Ideas 

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 architectural style. The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association offers a free series of innovative deck and railing design and planning guides and DIY building information.

Deck Building Ideas and Guides from Rona of Canada 

Get great advice, plans and finishing guides to help you build a backyard deck or deck pergola.

Free Deck Building Advice from The Family Handyman Magazine 

For more than fifty years, The Family Handyman Magazine has been providing readers with the most up-to-date home improvement information with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, plans and photographs. Now, many of their best how-to articles are available online.

How To Build a Deck -  Step-By-Step Instructions from 

Learn all of the steps to building your own deck with these free, expert online lessons and videos on deck building, finishing and maintenance.

How to Build a Transitional Deck 

Find design guides and illustrated step-by-step backyard project plans at

Illustrated Deck Building Guides from Extreme How-To Magazine 

Decks are quite often the first project many beginning do-it-yourselfers tackle, but it's important to understand the basics of deck construction. Decks are built in specific steps. By taking those steps one-at-a-time, building a deck can be fun and easy.

Better Homes & Gardens Free Deck Design Ideas 

Create the perfect new deck for your home with the help of the free articles and guides from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine at




Free Deck Projects and Deck Furniture Plans

Free, DIY Deck Dining Furniture Project Plans and Building Guides

Enjoy your patio, deck or backyard even more. Build your own convenient barbecue service carts, tables and outdoor BBQ tool ands supply cabinets. Here's a list of some great designs and free woodwork plans from all over the Web

Free Deck Furniture Project Plans 

Finish your deck with great wooden furniture that you built yourself. Our list of free, do-it-yourself plans and how-to instructions includes lounges, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, rockers and easy-to-store folding furniture. You'll even find matching sets of complete suites of outdoor living room furniture plans.



Small Pole Barn Plans for Your Backyard

Backyard Mini-Barn Plans 

Build the perfect little barn for your property. Find construction blueprints for small pole barns, barn-style sheds, little pole-frame garages, all-purpose yard barns with lofts, small storage barns and little pole-frame country garages.


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Free Shed Plans 

Use the directories here at Today's Plans to find your new storage shed, garden shed, tool shed, mini barn, potting shed, woodshed, hobby greenhouse or outdoor closet. Choose from hundreds free plans.

Free Building Guides 

Learn how to build all types of buildings with the help of these illustrated, step-by-step lessons. Turn any plan into a do-it-yourself project, save construction costs by finding out which parts of the project you can handle yourself, or learn enough to understand and follow your contractors' progress.

More Free Building Plans 

Help yourself to hundreds of plans for sheds, garages, workshops, cabins, cottages, solar homes and backyard structures, offered for free by some of the Internet's top designers and publishers. Then, check out our lists of thousands of free, do it yourself woodwork, home improvement and backyard project plans too.



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