Create Your Dream Deck

DecksDirect is declaring 2021 the year of DIY deck projects! No more staring out the window, dreaming of one day fixing up the deck and clearing the backyard. This spring and summer season is the time we really achieve it!

From creating a strong and reliable deck frame below to the finishing touch of twinkling deck lights along your perimeter; creating your own outdoor area will set the stage for grand times to come. Read more to find out how to build your family's deck this year and gain the DIY deck crown of your neighborhood for 2021!

Build a Deck From the Ground Up

Build your deck to last a lifetime with Fortress Evolution Framing

Fortress Evolution Framing

The Fortress Evolution Steel Deck Framing line is made from noncombustible material and features a rich black powder-coat finish for a sleek look. The coated steel framing pieces are also invulnerable to rotting, warping, splitting, and pesky insect damage for a deck you can truly relax on.

The Fortress Evolution system consists of 5 basic components creating a quick and straightforward frame build! Simply plan out your overall deck design including the outward measurements, double-check the Evolution span charts, and plan out your material list. Using ledgers, joists, beams, posts, and brackets assemble your Fortress Evolution frame in just hours using the standard Fortress Evolution installation screws.

Choose from a wide range of decking options for your backyard build

Low-Maintenance Decking

Give your outdoor area a pristine feel and rugged look from the very beginning with a quick DIY install of composite decking. Composite deck boards feature a durable outer capstock layer that showcases multi-tonal shades and finishes representing natural hardwood boards while the tough inorganic center remains water, mold, insect, and splinter resistant.

With the top composite decking brands in stock and available to ship out today, your family can have a brand new outdoor space by the weekend! Choose from customer-favorite lines such as Trex or TimberTech to perfectly complete your deck aesthetic.

Keep your deck building process moving smoothly with convenient and concealed hidden deck fasteners attaching your composite deck boards in place. Securing into the side edges of grooved composite deck boards and anchoring into the deck joist below, the majority of hidden deck fasteners can be set in place, and driven in completely in one single pass!

Browse proprietary hidden deck clips such as the Trex Hideaway system, the Phantom Univeral Fastener from Fiberon, or the Deckorators' Stowaway Hidden Fastener. Or choose the incredibly straightforward Barrette Step-Clip Hidden Fastening System which you simply attach to the joists and walk across the boards for a complete install!

Century Aluminum Railing is the most DIY-friendly railing system available from DecksDirect

Deck Railing

For a deck railing design that homeowners and builders of any skill level can build, choose one of the Century Railing lines to fulfill your dream deck layout! Choose from the Century Scenic Glass Panel railing for a clear and open view of the backyard beyond or the Century Aluminum Picket railing line for a strong, modern look.

Century Aluminum top and bottom rails are pre-punched and slotted to accommodate the included Century Pickets, making the building process a breeze. These kits also come with spacer clips for pickets, ensuring equal spacing and a rattle-free railing that is basically maintenance-free. For most level railing installations, keep the time short with pre-installed brackets for End, Corner, and Line posts for the Century Railing system. Skip the measuring and mounting of your deck railing brackets and spend more time enjoying your home's outdoor space with the ease of the Century Aluminum Pre-Bracketed Post Kits.

Or gain the luxurious feel and atmosphere that glass railing delivers right at your very own home with the inexpensive Scenic Glass Panel Railing line. With no bulky top and bottom rails stealing attention from the view beyond, only the smooth tempered edges of the glass panel stand between you and the nature of your backyard.

Create the perfect backyard lighting look for your family's outdoor space

Dekor Lighting

With a straightforward wiring process, heavy-duty aluminum light housings, and a gorgeous evening glow; adding Dekor deck lights to your outdoor space is a guaranteed good choice. For a weather-resistant and long-lasting outdoor illumination, choose the easy-to-understand Dekor lighting design for a sure-fire win without any sparks!

Featuring an innovative Quick Connect wiring method, learning how to install Dekor Lighting can be as simple as planning your layout, mounting the light in place, and plugging the cords together similar to charging a cell phone.

Highlight your outdoor living space with Dekor LED post cap lights, rail lighting, recessed lights, and more for an effortless way to spice up your deck or patio.

Adding deck railing accessories to your family's outdoor living space can enhance the overall atmosphere of your deck, porch, or patio

Deck Accessories

Whether you're looking for a quick way to add more dining space for your weekend barbeque or like to move your flowers and plants seasonally; Railing Accessories give you a commitment-free option to make your deck completely your own.

These accessories connect directly to either your vertical baluster infill, top deck rail, or open wall space to add the surfaces you need without any damage to your deck or railing whatsoever. From deck railing tables and drink holders to umbrella mounts and DIY garden boxes; attaching accessories to your outdoor living space can expand the area where family and friends can relax.

For a complete and straightforward deck build, check out these easy steps from DecksDirect

Learn more about the basics of deck framing and building in the Deck Framing Guide and put that building knowledge to good use with Pergola and Porch backyard shade structures for your DIY build!

Browse more ideas to upgrade and enhance your home's usable outdoor living space such as a dry lower-level patio by installing an under deck drainage systems, creating a late-night relaxation spot with deck screen system making a screened-in porch, or a DIY shade structure such as a pergola or pavilion.

The more you know, the better your deck and backyard projects will be! Whether you're looking at a brand new start or a fresh end-of-season deck renovation, give our deck designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at Our deck experts will help you get the information, products, and tools you need for a gorgeous deck that you created and designed!