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Building a deck can be challenging enough, however the question is where to find the right above ground deck plan? You can simply go to a bunch of websites and look at pictures to see what kind of deck design you want. That would be the first thing I would do, print out a photo and try to replicate it.

Now if you're a beginner at this then you might be a little apprehensive about getting started, and that's understandable. You really don't have to be a master carpenter or professional to do a project like this.

The only thing you really have to do is figure out where you want your deck, you're not going to have to do all the thinking so don't sweat it right now. You'll have plenty of time to sweat when you're constructing your masterpiece.

There are a lot of programs out there that are specifically geared towards decks alone and don't get me wrong most of them are excellent, the problem is they can be very costly.

Today a lot of designers are finding out that people just simply can't afford these software programs, so now they're making programs so you can get plans for multiple projects and that's a much better deal for the DIY homeowner or even small business owner.

Now I know that building a deck is on your mind so as you're thinking about that, do yourself a favor and try to find the best planning resource. That really should come second after you've decided on your design.

Don't drive yourself crazy researching a program because the truth is with the economy the way it is right now people want the best bank for their buck.

Find a program that gives you a lot of options, cost-effective, and also gets updated on a regular basis.

If you are planning other projects in the future, then the answer is very simple.

Isn't it a much better option to have detailed blueprints for multiple projects and how the materials are put together, what hardware goes where and what it's purpose is? Not to mention that most of them you can view in color or 3D.

Here is a good test for you. If you do purchase a software program and you get yourself a materials list for your deck design, bring it down to your local lumber company and have them price everything out for you.

On a different day go down to the same lumber company and have them price out your deck on their software program and see if there is a difference in price.

That would be a good indicator of the quality program you have or if the lumber company charged you for pricing out your deck. Hope this was helpful.


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