Making a deck all by yourself can be a challenging task for all those who do not know carpentry. There should be a concrete plan before beginning to build a deck. This is important because a plan enables you to keep track on the progress of your work. It also helps you to find the right materials needed for deck building. After planning and getting the materials needed for deck building, these are the essential steps needed in making a deck 1) attach ledger 2) protect ledger 3) set up footings 4) establish post the bases and side rim joists 5) install the front rim and interior joists 6) attach decking These may seem to be difficult at first but it is much more satisfying to see a deck in front of your house.