How to Build a Deck

If you can dream it, you can build it.

With answers to your most common questions, pro tips and how-to videos, we're here every step of the way.

Ready to get started?

Explore our inspiration galleries, hear from real Trex DIYers, and discover the key steps to needed to start your project.

Roll up your sleeves

Knowing where and how to start can be the hardest part of building a deck. Trex is here to help. Before you break ground, explore our how-to videos for step-by-step guidance on building your deck. 

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01 Planning & Foundation
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02 Decking Installation
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03 Stair Installation

Meet Our How-To Team

From guidance on getting started to design and pricing help, our team is here to share all the knowledge you'll need for your Trex project.

Devin
Devin
Devin is our expert guide. With lots of tips and tricks. Devin is here to coach you through every step of your deck build.
Lindsey
Lindsey
Lindsey knows how to bring energy to any project. With a background in electrical work, she is a novice DIYer here to help you build your new deck from the ground up.
Brittany
Brittany
Brittany is a novice DIYer who loves to get her hands dirty. She’ll guide you through all the nuances and nitty-gritty details that make a project successful.

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