From the back cover: Gain valuable space for outdoor living and entertaining by building a deck from plans in this book. Choose from among 15 professionally designed decks, simple platforms to outdoor rooms. Amenities include railings, planters, benches, stairs, and other extras. Find the plan that best fits your site - hillside, poolside, front or rear garden. Preview your project before you start: each design features a perspective, a plan view, a materials list, and professional tips for success.