Backyard deck a perfect DIY project

Tips for improving structural integrity, aesthetics

Building a deck remains one of those perennial favorite projects. A well-built deck definitely adds to the enjoyment of your home, while also adding resale value. With a few carpentry skills and tools, the construction of a basic — or even not so basic — deck is something that’s well within the reach of most do-it-yourselfers. And there’s something about that combination of fresh air and fresh sawdust that’s irresistible!