Deck Building Resource Center
Deck Building Project Guides
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
Learn how to install TimberTech AZEK capped polymer decking with top-down, color-matched TOPLoc screws. Complete with video and step-by step instructions.
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
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
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
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 Project Guide
Learn each stage of the DIY composite deck journey, including installation tips for decking, railing, and lighting, plus design ideas.
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.
Best Practices for Planning Your Deck Layout
Discover best practices for planning your deck layout & explore curated deck plans of different shapes & sizes to inspire your design
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.
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.
Easiest Way to Build a Deck
The easiest way to build a deck with TimberTech? AZEK capped polymer boards, top-down fasteners, & fast-install Impression Rail Express.
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.
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.
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.