Deck Building Resource Center
Deck Building Project Guides
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.
Learn how to install TimberTech AZEK capped polymer decking with top-down, color-matched TOPLoc screws. Complete with video and step-by step instructions.
Install TimberTech PRO & EDGE decking with CONCEALoc®, with step-by-step instructions including which tools to use and application guidelines.
Install TOPLoc® hidden fasteners for AZEK and TimberTech to your composite deck for a seamless deck fascia board application.
Install TimberTech AZEK decking with Cortex®, with step-by-step instructions including which tools to use and tips for deck board spacing.
Get the steps you need to learn how to picture frame a deck, including guidance on proper framing, blocking, cutting, and fastening.
Learn each stage of the DIY composite deck journey, including installation tips for decking, railing, and lighting, plus design ideas.
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Discover best practices for planning your deck layout & explore curated deck plans of different shapes & sizes to inspire your design
Learn how TimberTech decking wins as the best DIY decking material thanks to superior design, performance, durability, and long-term value for the cost.
Get the insight you need for installing composite decking, including substructure prep, fastening tips, & more, to complete your DIY project.
The easiest way to build a deck with TimberTech? AZEK capped polymer boards, top-down fasteners, & fast-install Impression Rail Express.
Choose the right DIY deck railing for your outdoor space by knowing parts of railing systems, TimberTech railing collections, and infill options.
Explore DIY deck lighting ideas — plus permanent outdoor lighting options like riser & post cap lights — to find the best fit for your space.
We dive into deck decorating ideas sure to elevate your outdoor living space, from fresh furniture to tall-growing greenery.