Matt Haughey, a contributer to Lifehacker, has put together a step-by-step for building your own deck. He includes great photos, sources for inspiration, and a tools list. As great tip for DIY newbies he suggests first building a practice deck as a test for new tools and materials. If you’ve already got the hang of your miter saw and power drill then go to work and you’ll save time and money and may even have a deck to enjoy the fireworks from this weekend.
How to build your own backyard deck [Lifehacker]