How do you find free wood deck plans?


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There are a few online resources that offer free deck plans, including the websites Decks, Family Handyman and TimberTech. The Decks site has a large variety of free plans for different types of deck designs in many different sizes. Visitors to this site can choose plans by deck elevation, such as low, medium and high.

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How do you find free wood deck plans?
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The different deck plans available at this site may have features, such as built in benches and arbors. The downloadable plans come with a framing plan, 3D views, layout for the footings, materials list and building instructions. After choosing a particular plan, a visitor to the site needs to fill out a form with his name and email address and then the downloadable plan is provided through a link in an email.

At the Family Handyman site, there is a free plan provided with features that include a pergola, railing, cascading stairs and a seating nook section. The plans are for a 16 feet wide by 18 feet deep deck. Along with the plan, there are complete step-by-step building instructions. The deck plans include figures of the framing plan and elevation framing.

The TimberTech site has a large selection of free and downloadable single and multi-level deck plans and materials list. The site also offers a search function for different deck features, including different shapes, staircases, and hot tub, grilling or a lounge area.

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