Gardening Articles: Care :: Tools & Equipment

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

by Charlie Nardozzi


Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help you design one that meets your needs.

The USP Deck Designer is a Web-based program that guides you in creating a virtual deck, including selecting type of wood, styling, dimensions, and accessories, such as fire pits and hot tubs. The design can be changed and altered with a click of the mouse any number of times until it suits you.

When the design is complete, you’ll get a three-dimensional virtual model as well as a complete materials list and a plan for your local building inspectors.

For more information, go to: USP Structural Connectors.

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