Building a deck is about more than erecting an outdoor structure in someone's backyard. It's also about providing homeowners with a place to anchor memories of gatherings with family and friends and of quiet times alone watching the sun going down. The deck pictured here was built by Creative Wood Products, owned by Paul Bollinger and Steve Darby in Fenton, Mich. To complement the Gossen Passport PVC decking, they used Deckorators glass balusters, Aurora Deck Lighting Nebula post lights, and Dekor stair lights. The matching railing is Wolmanized lumber wrapped with Gossen Passport PVC in the same Moroccan cedar color as the decking, fascia, and skirting. - Laurie Elden