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Free Deck Plans – Where to Find Them

Planning on beginning with a new deck construction project?  Don’t have to budget to hire an expensive architect to plan your new deck?  There are several ways for a do it yourself type of homeowner to find free deck plans, and they are often as easy as a few simple searches.  I will highlight my favorite and easiest ways to acquire some quality free deck plans.

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The Internet

This is the most obvious, largest resource available for free deck plans.  If you are reading this article now odds are you have a computer and internet connection at your disposal.  There are several high quality websites that have a massive variety of free deck plans available, all you have to do is look around and see which type of free deck plan suits your deck construction needs the best.

Building Supply Store

Often times there are free deck plans and other renovation plans available at your local hardware or building supplies store.  Be sure to ask an associate when you are buying your lumber if they have any free deck plans available as you were interested.  Most of the time they are able to provide you with high quality, free deck plans from experienced construction professionals.  This is an easy way to filter out some of the poor quality plans found on the internet.

Small Deck Design

Ask a friend/neighbor/relative who recently built a deck

Sometimes you may know someone personally who has recently had a deck built or built a deck themselves who would be happy to provide you with some free deck plans.  The only problem is most houses have different spaces available for deck building and the plan may not work with the space you had in mind for a deck.  This method to get free deck plans can work great with neighbors in new sub-divisions with very similar houses.  They may have had some great small deck ideas that would work well with your new home.

One Response to “Free Deck Plans – Where to Find Them”

  1. Hayley Says:

    Hey! Great advice, I’m a casual DIYer and will try this for my next set of deck plans.

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