Deck design is more exciting than ever! This book explores hundreds of custom-built decks. Over 300 inspiring color photographs show a variety of wood and wood composite decks -- from small and quaint to grand and sprawling designs. Choices in traditional and innovative design elements are illustrated to help you envision the deck of your dreams, and text addresses common design considerations. A plethora of planters, railings, privacy screens, deck skirting, firepits, gazebos, pergolas, built-in spas and barbecue areas, large steps, and lighting options are included. This book is an important resource for homeowners considering their own outdoor additions.