Build a Better Deck

Whether you’re building your own deck or hiring a contractor to build it for you, this course will help you achieve a deck that looks better and lasts at least twice as long as ordinary decks,  regardless of the overall design. Learn about rot resistance by design, see specific strategies that can make any deck more beautiful, and learn all about real-world deck finishing strategies that actually  work.

Built to last

Use proven techniques to build better than most pros, for a deck that can last twice as long. The right materials, reliable hardware, and solid construction methods boost strength and durability.




Standout good looks

With a few common power tools, you can add refined details that few ordinary decks have – details that add value and enjoyment to outdoor living.




Low maintenance

Learn to choose the best deck finish, applied the right way to look great year after year – with a lot less work. Plus, how to build a deck that never needs finishing.





Get the knowledge and skills you need to enjoy beautiful outdoor living space every day


Steve Maxwell’s How to Build a Deck course combines video lessons, written content, detailed construction illustrations and one-on-one instructor assistance to help you learn quickly.

By the end of the course, you’ll know more about quality deck construction than many professional contractors.




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