Building a deck on a budget

I am currently building a deck on a budget, and discovered an excellent web based application to help at http://www.blocklayer.com/deckcalculator.aspx. I tried a couple of these calculators but this one stood out by far. The range of details you can enter is extensive, including things such as the distance between joists, whether the stumps are round or square and how thick the decking board is. The most impressive thing about this deck calculator is that as you change details and hit calculate, it creates technical drawings of your deck. With this feature you can you can immediately see how a particular choice, such as housing a bearer into a stump, will change the design. The drawings are very clear with a view from directly above the deck and with a cross-sectional view.
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Spreadsheet Budget Software

Spreadsheet Budget Software

Spreadsheet Budget Software

The humble spreadsheet provides the highest level of flexibility of any budget software available. The knowledge needed to create a simple budget spreadsheet can be learnt in a very short time. With spreadsheets, almost any conceivable relationship between numbers, and the manner of presenting them can be set up.
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