Deck designer tool


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Create your own customized deck design

Use our state-of-the art, interactive Deck Designer tool to bring the deck of your dreams to life. Choose the size, shape and number of levels for your deck and select your favorite colors and textures. Then complete your masterpiece with just the right TimberTech railing.

A little prep goes a long way

Make your experience using Deck Designer the best it can be by checking these things first.

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*Keep in mind your deck design is NOT a finished building plan. For your safety, you need to consult a building professional to verify your deck design's accuracy, completeness, suitability for your particular site conditions, and compliance with local building codes and practices.

System Requirements

  • Windows operating system.
  • Java 1.5 or higher. If a suitable version of Java is not installed on your computer, launching the Deck Designer will install it for you. Or you can download it here.
  • Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher. The latest version of Adobe Reader can be downloaded here.
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768.
  • A two-button mouse, preferably with a scroll wheel.
  • Enable cookies.
  • Enable Javascript.
  • Allow the ActiveX component to run, if prompted to do so.
  • You may get a popup about an app published by DIY Technologies that reads, "The application's digital signature has been verified. Do you want to run the application?" If you get this message, click "Run" to accept.
For more help using Deck Designer, visit FAQs

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Deck specifications

Before you begin designing, determine the shape and dimensions of your desired deck. This will improve the accuracy of the materials cut list that is provided with your final deck design specifications report.

Program Features

Create, revise and save as many designs as you want — you can even print out comprehensive specifications for your designs, including everything you need to start building your dream deck:*

3-D Diagrams of your deck Required tools list & construction tips
Deck part identification glossary Components & Materials cut list
Connector hardware guide Other materials recommended for the project
Installation checklist