DIY deck checklist

Getting the job done

Part of building your dream deck is the prep work – from scoping your outdoor space to planning where the furniture goes and gathering the right tools. Luckily, Trex® works as easily as wood, needing practically all the same tools.

Can you do it yourself or should you hire a pro? Our Trexperts can help you decide.

Shopping preparation

When heading to the store for supplies, it’s best to be prepared with a plan. Have answers prepared for these questions:

  • 01

    What is the square footage of your deck?

  • 02

    Do some research to calculate the total number of deck boards you’ll need

  • 03

    Are your items in stock, or will you need to place a special order?

  • 04

    Double check any additional tools you’ll need for installation

Discover the possibilities with our Deck Designer software

Bring your deck design to life by providing deck dimensions, picking colour choices and choosing railing options to recieve a shopping list and finalise your 3-D decking and railing plans. Available on desktop only.

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You may order up to 4 free samples. To adjust your selections, remove what you do not need and then add your new choices.