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Deck Joist Blocking and Spacing - Deck Building Resource Center

Joist Blocking & Spacing: What You Need to Know

Learn how to properly block and space your joists for a healthy deck substructure. A guided video, step-by-step instructions, and helpful visuals take the guesswork out of building your own deck.

How to Install TimberTech AZEK Decking with TOPLoc® Color-Matched Screws

How to Install TimberTech AZEK Decking With TOPLoc® Color-Matched Screws

Learn how to properly block and space your joists for a healthy deck substructure. A guided video, step-by-step instructions, and helpful visuals take the guesswork out of building your own deck.

TimberTech PRO & EDGE Decking Installation with CONCEALoc® Hidden Fasteners

How to Install TimberTech PRO® & EDGE® Decking With CONCEALoc® Hidden Fasteners

Install TimberTech PRO & EDGE decking with CONCEALoc®, with step-by-step instructions including which tools to use and application guidelines.

Deck Fascia Board Installation With TOPLoc™ Fasteners - Deck Building Resource Center

Deck Fascia Board Installation With TOPLoc® Fasteners

Install TOPLoc® hidden fasteners for AZEK and TimberTech to your composite deck for a seamless deck fascia board application.

How to Install TimberTech AZEK Decking With Cortex Hidden Fasteners

How to Install TimberTech AZEK Decking With Cortex® Hidden Fasteners

Install TimberTech AZEK decking with Cortex®, with step-by-step instructions including which tools to use and tips for deck board spacing.

How to Picture Frame a Deck

How to Picture Frame a Deck

Get the steps you need to learn how to picture frame a deck, including guidance on proper framing, blocking, cutting, and fastening.

DIY composite deck board pattern considerations

DIY Composite Deck Project Guide

Learn each stage of the DIY composite deck journey, including installation tips for decking, railing, and lighting, plus design ideas.

How to design a backyard deck to be proportional to your space

How to Know if You Should Build Your Own Deck

If you’re looking to build your own deck, check out this post to make sure you have the skills, knowledge, and resources to do it right.

Durable DIY decking materials include TimberTech AZEK capped polymer decking

How to Choose the Right DIY Decking Materials

Learn how TimberTech decking wins as the best DIY decking material thanks to superior design, performance, durability, and long-term value for the cost.

Aerial view of deck after installing composite decking

8 Tips for Installing Composite Decking

Get the insight you need for installing composite decking, including substructure prep, fastening tips, & more, to complete your DIY project.

TimberTech composite railing & deck

DIY Deck Railing: Select the Right Railing for Your Decking Masterpiece

Choose the right DIY deck railing for your outdoor space by knowing parts of railing systems, TimberTech railing collections, and infill options.

Cozy tabletop candles with deck

DIY Deck Lighting Ideas to Brighten Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Explore DIY deck lighting ideas — plus permanent outdoor lighting options like riser & post cap lights — to find the best fit for your space.

Inviting outdoor living space with firepit

Deck Decorating Ideas: The Finishing Touch to Your DIY Outdoor Space

We dive into deck decorating ideas sure to elevate your outdoor living space, from fresh furniture to tall-growing greenery.


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