What we do

Deck Building & Exterior Projects

We’ll help you design your ideal deck space and decide between the myriad decking and railing options available to you.

Inside Out Construction, LLC is a family owned and operated team of carpenters based in Lynnwood, Washington, serving North King, and South Snohomish Counties with several decades of experience in Deck Building and Home Remodeling.

We established Inside Out with the conviction that we could design and create an excellent product at a fair and reasonable price. We still understand that any project, regardless of its scope or magnitude, begins with a homeowner’s vision of improving his or her living space and enjoyment of their home. It isn’t lost on us that these are big decisions and considerable investments. We do all we can to achieve YOUR goals; we’re with you every step of the way, answering questions about design and materials and applications, offering suggestions or just talking about the weather. Our approach is: This is your project and we welcome whatever level of involvement makes you comfortable.

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Lets get started! Contact us for a free estimate on your next home improvement project.

We proudly use Azek® and TimberTech® materials.

  • Sophisticated, natural-looking colors
  • Subtle wire-brushed, low-gloss finish for Everything Wood Should Be™
  • Clean, parallel lines to add compelling design interest to any project
  • TimberTech cladding boards are completely rot-resistant and are protected against  fading to ensure long-lasting design integrity.
  • Completely recyclable and made from up to 54% post-consumer recycled material
  • TimberTech Cladding products are inspired by the beauty of nature and engineered to sustain it.


Maida C

Sam and Inside Out were great — we have used them for two projects and are thrilled with the results of both! Sam was easy to contact, responsive to inquiries and timely. He was incredibly polite, cleaned up every day, and our two decks were both finished when he said they would be! Our deck was one of the best investments we’ve made. Sam was knowledgeable about materials and helped us pick what turned out to be the perfect material and perfect color. We never felt that he was pushing us to use a certain material over another — it was really truly what our preference was but he was sure to educate us on the pros and cons of all choices. Everyone who comes over loves our deck! We’ve referred Sam to several of our friends as well. In addition, a year or two after the initial installation, one of the boards just needed some new screws which he did free of charge. I couldn’t recommend Sam and Inside Out enough! Our deck is our family hangout all summer, and no splinters, no cleaning, no maintenance! Thanks Sam!!!

Fran F

We hired Sam years ago to take apart our deck and build a new one. Then he built our patio, three more decks and four arbors. Inside our home he built a closet (now referred to as Sam’s closet), installed the tiles, floors and molding in my new kitchen. Sam always does a thoughtful and precise job. We think he’s the best, hence why we hire him again and again for very different jobs and skills.

Mary J

I first heard of Inside Out Construction through a referral service. Our Home Owner Association needed to replace quite a bit of fencing. At our initial meeting Sam and I walked the proposed area. I shared thoughts and our ideas, and Sam educated me as we walked about what should be considered as we looked at options. Our HOA felt confident in selecting Inside Out for the job. Sam was very up front and honest about time lines and what we could expect. Throughout the project Sam was communicative and gave us realistic expectations. I cannot count the compliments I have received on the fence. It is beautiful! Our HOA has used Inside Out Construction almost exclusively since. Whether a large job or small, Sam is extremely professional and reliable. The membership is in agreement that for smaller jobs we just call Sam, not getting multiple bids. If I need something done personally, I contact Sam. I know he will be honest and responsible, and give me clear expectations on the work, what it SHOULD be, and the timeline to complete.

Robin R

I found Inside Out Construction and owner Sam Byrd through a referral service, and hit the jackpot. Sam first built a deck for me, start to finish helping me through the design process, picking out material, material purchases, etc. From start to finish, Sam has simply the BEST communication I’ve ever known from a contractor, and communicated via any means we needed to, whether text, email or phone, making it completely simple and easy for me to know what was going on. He let me know about things proactively ahead of time, was prompt and tidy, and most of all, his finished product was impeccable. Later, Sam remodeled a full bathroom for me on an extremely tight timeline, among myriad other jobs. More than his incredible reputation as a contractor and artist, Sam is simply one of the best men I know, and a complete pleasure to work with! I’d never use anyone else if I had my choice.

Tessa & Donovan

We are fortunate that Dunn Lumber put us in contact with Inside Out Construction when we were seeking a contractor for several home remodel projects. It has been three years since we first met the owner of Inside Out Construction, Sam Byrd, and we have never had to look back! Sam and his team have done several large-scale projects for us. The first project was structural work to the underside of our home that sits on a hill. We gave Sam a 30+ page report from our Structural Engineer that Sam was then able to boil down to one page of work. This work included reposting the entire underside of our home, in addition to the install of earthquake plates, needed tie down bolts and strapping. Following this, we hired Inside out Construction to replace some of our Hardie plank siding, remove a failing deck, and install a larger exterior door. We then hired Inside Out Construction to replace our entire perimeter fence and build us two arbors with an original design. And our most recent project with Inside Out Construction was the install of a cedar soffit and lighting under our composite deck. All of which turned out beautifully. We are delighted with the terrific results from the work Inside Out Construction has performed for us. Sam is very receptive and easy to communicate with, and asks all the right questions upfront, which makes each project we do with him a lot easier. All our neighbors want to hire Sam and his team after they see the work he has performed for us. We give Inside Out Construction our gold stamp of approval – they are AWESOME. Thank you, Sam, for the quality work you have done on our home!

Yung & Deanna P

After going through two previous “Contractors” my husband and I were fed up and leery and then came along Sam and we were immediately put at ease. We had just finished a top to bottom remodel with the kitchen, bath and laundry room remaining. Sam and his employee were at our home every day on time as contracted and we never once had to worry about leaving them alone or wonder if they would actually show up. Since we continued to live at the home during the remodel Sam made sure each night that the project was tidy and livable. We also have two dogs that are like our kids, the guys would play with them and let them go out to the bathroom throughout the day and make sure they were always back in the home safe when we returned. (The dogs were sad when the project ended.) The work Sam completed for us was spot on and on time. We have zero complaints and plan to have him back for a few other things in the very near future. Please don’t hesitate to contact my husband or I for a referral and we will honestly tell you we will give him 5 stars.

R. & S. Moore

A north end Shoreline lumber store recommended Sam with Inside Out Construction as a capable and experienced contractor for a major deck repair we needed. We contacted Sam who promptly came over to our house to check out the job and then provided a fair and timely quote. He kept on schedule and budget and man does he work hard on the job! Best of all he is an absolute pleasure to work with and has an infectious can-do attitude. Watching him work is like a linic in creative carpentry and tips and tricks of the trade. We also had Sam and crew come out for several other fix-up projects (gate repair, molding install, floor repair, door fitting, built-in desk demo). He always sticks with the job until it is done and you are happy with the result! Highly recommend Sam as a master deck builder/repair person who can solve just about any other home repair/remodel puzzle!

Patricia and George M

If you are contemplating hiring Inside Out Construction, Sam Byrd’s company, we offer this information to give you confidence to choose him and his team. A few months ago, we were looking for a quality builder to reconstruct our large deck.

We interviewed four builder-contractors focusing on these criteria: 1) getting a detailed, accurate bid 2) getting an expert skilled contractor and team 3) having good rapport and communication with the contractor 4) expectation of professional work habits and on-time completion.

Sam Byrd was most impressive to us on all these points in three personal discussions; so we hired him and his team. We are so glad we did! Our four-week project was completed on time, as quoted and the result is a beautiful, high-quality, professionally constructed, expertly detailed composite deck better than we envisioned!

So, if you are looking for a great contractor, give Sam Byrd a call. Then hire him!


DECK BUILDING and Exterior Projects

While structure and appearance are of the utmost importance, we understand that this isn’t just a deck. It’s where you’ll spend a great deal of your summer evenings, where you’ll entertain friends at weekend barbecues, it’s the backdrop for family photos. We’ll help you design your ideal deck space and decide between the myriad decking and railing options available to you.


Whether it’s simply better functionality you’re envisioning, a years-put-off update or, if for you, it’s your happy place, a new kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank. Flooring, cabinet and appliance install, custom trim, our interior team can do it all. And let’s face it, our bathrooms are one of the last bastions of privacy and solitude available to us; let Inside Out Construction help you make it more modern or just plain more comfortable for you.

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