Professional carpenter Scott Schuttner explains how to design and build a long lasting deck. He takes the reader detail by detail through the entire deck-building process. He covers how to develop design ideas and turn them into well-engineered plans; select the right lumber, fasteners and finishes; build a framework that's plumb, square and solid; make planters, stairs and seating and work efficiently without sacrificing quality. (Companion video available.)160 pp., 135 photos, 80 drawings. pb.