Free Deck-Designing Software

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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:
  • Celebrate great weather
  • Connect with family, friends and neighbors around a rewarding project
  • Anticipate a sweet summer of sodas, suds and sunsets from your new perch
But where to start? Create a dynamic design using a free software tool, Big Hammer Designer. It helps you to design the deck of your dreams; then it supplies the plans and material lists for building it.

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.

Watch video on using the Big Hammer Designer.

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