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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press; Original edition (Jan. 10 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600853722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600853722
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 1.4 x 26.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #249,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you have a deck you love, great. But if your deck is need of a makeover or if you're considering building a new one, I can't think of a better place to start than "Deck Ideas That Work", by Peter Jeswald. --Bud Dietrich, AIA,

About the Author

PETER JESWALD has over 30 years of experience as a builder and designer, and is the author of many popular Taunton titles: "Build Like a Pro: Patios & Walkways, Patios & Walkways Idea Book, "and "Basement Ideas that Work." He lives in Conway, Massachusetts

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Eye-opening, super helpful March 1 2013
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I’m planning a deck and love this book because it both expands your thinking and helps you narrow down your choices.

On one hand the author shares insights that might not occur to you about style, layout, traffic flow, sightlines, lighting, railings, etc., the nuances of materials (”the warmth of wood, the self-assurance of metal”), and what’s working about the decks in the ton of beautiful photos that show the range of possibilities.

On the other hand his one-page comparisons of decking materials, doors, furniture, etc. help you quickly rule stuff in or out.

All together the book was very helpful in envisioning and moving forward on a deck that will be much better for having read it.
inspirational Dec 12 2013
By j war - Published on
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just like buying new , but better price. Great for ideas in the front and back yard to choose from and very clear
Great book May 10 2015
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A great book. It gave us lots of ideas for building our back porch.