'How-to' books for decks and fireplaces Wood decks: Construction and Maintenance, by L. O. Anderson, T. B. Heebink, and A. E. Oviatt. New York: Sterling Publishing Company Inc. $5.95 paperbound.

This book concentrates almost entirely on the technical aspects of building a deck. Dozens of drawings illustrate the construction, showing in detail what materials are needed and how to assemble them into a beautiful, useful deck.

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