Deck & Gazebo Reading Material
International Code Council
If you're building a deck or gazebo, chances are that you'll need to conform
to the International Residential Building Code (IRC).
National Design Specifications
If you've got an engineering background and are looking for technical information
to solve a
difficult deck or gazebo construction problem, these books are an excellent
ASAE Post-Frame Building Design
John Walker & Frank Woeste
This book is a good resource for helping to understand overturning and
withdrawal resistance of deck and gazebo posts.
Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, 8th edition
Harry Parker & James Ambrose
Simplified Building Design for Wind and Earthquake Forces, 3rd edition
James Ambrose & Dimitry Vergun
MBMA 1996 Low Rise Building Systems Manual
Metal Building Manufacturers Association
1300 Sumner Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
If you really want to get into the effects of wind and snow loads, this
manual is well laid out with lots of examples.
ASCE Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
This book of design standards contains a plethora of information. For the
engineering types, it is a must, but for everyone else it's probably a bit
too much. Most codes are based upon the ASCE
standards and having it as a reference is a real help.
Design of Wood Structures, ASD - 4th Edition
Donald Breyer, Kenneth Fridley, and Kelly Cobeen
This textbook has many useful examples and problems that teach
engineering basics at an intermediate level. Only for those that really want
to learn how to do their own deck or gazebo structural analysis.
Deck & Gazebo Tools & Software
SawStop Table Saws
The safest table saw around.
SplitStop Deck Screws
"Eliminates Splitting, No Pre-Drilling Either"
StruCalc Design Software
If you understand the technical sections on BestDeckSite, you'll love
this software. We used it to check calculations and develop our
custom deck and gazebo tables.
Push or pull decking boards into place. Cam action locks in place
allowing you both hands free to drive fasteners.
Deck & Gazebo Related Websites
Online home improvement solutions for builders, contractors, designers,
and homeowners. Software, books, tools, advice, consulting services, BuildersTalk
Q&A, TechNotes, and the online e-Book "Building A Dream".
Quality furniture, firepits, heaters, and other furnishings to enhance and complete your outdoor
deck or gazebo project.
Gazebos And Sheds USA
Cedarshed gazebo kits, shed kits, hot tub enclosures,
garden furniture along with garden lighting, battery candles, and solar lighting.
The Deck Light Store
Create a wonderful, tranquil outdoor setting from this large selection of
quality deck, railing, and landscape lighting.
Information on treated wood.
A truck load of pictures of gazebos, decks, and more.
Forest Products Laboratory
Everything you ever wanted to know about wood.
Hands down the best source for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) information.
Nice on-line catalog with pictures of hangers, strapping, brackets for you
deck or gazebo. Look under the
Contractor section labeled Search & Selection.
Here's another nice on-line catalog with pictures of hangers strapping,
brackets for your deck or gazebo. Look
under the Catalog section and click on Full Line Catalog.
All-Pro Home Services
Professional design services "Where Dreams Do Come True".