Decking doesn’t always require a professional. If you have the time, inclination, and DIY know-how, then there are plenty of do-it-yourself decks that could be perfect for your needs. Whether you’re building your own deck, or trying to clean and maintain one you already have, there’s so much to learn. Plus, there are lots of common pitfalls that first time deck-builders fall into—but that could easily be avoided if you only knew about them. Our handy how-to guides are exactly what you need to get started.