Free Deck Building Guides and Planning Ideas


Use practical and helpful information, from the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, to plan, design and build a beautiful and durable cedar deck in your backyard.


Create a beautiful, durable deck with the help of free planning, design and building guides by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association at


Decks are a satisfying and simple way to extend your home's living area outdoors - whether your space is an urban condominium, an expansive suburban estate, or something in between.


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.

These online guides, by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association offer practical pointers on the construction of four architect-designed decks, deck steps and railings. They have not included step-by-step building instructions as the designs are intended simply as a source of ideas - concepts you can build on to meet your own outdoor living needs.

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Yard Barn Plans

Build the perfect little barn for your Backyard. Have a shelter for your lawn tractor and a big storage loft for all of your seasonal stuff. Or, build yourself the perfect backyard studio, workshop or hobby shop. Order inexpensive plans, by architect Don Berg, for practical, flexible, little pole-barns.


Inexpensive, Simple and Flexible Small Pole-Barn Plans and Pole-Frame Garage Plans bu Architect Don Berg

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