May 2, 2011
Free Deck-Designing Software
It's almost a DIYer's rite of passage — to build a deck in springtime. A new deck is a dandy way to:
Big Hammer displays a 3-D image of your design from almost every angle — even showing how the deck would look on your house. For inspiration, you can choose from 70 deck templates and customize one to fit your needs. Or you can design a deck with a pencil-style method of drawing — free-form! The program even lists the materials for your deck by classification, lumber size and grade.