Wood Decks From Design To Build
Well designed and well built wood decks can greatly enhance the value and enjoyment of any home.
And a typical wooden deck can be constructed by most do-it-yourselfers with a minimum of experience.
But as easy as deck building can appear to the novice, it's also very
easy to spend a lot of money and build a deck that falls short of deck building code requirements or lacks design style.
You end up with a costly under built, unattractive wood deck protruding from the side of your house.
It doesn't have to be this way...
So here are some wood decks I built and a break down of how they were
designed and built for each client. You can see how it's done from
beginning to end.
Get design ideas. Make your own plans. Or if you would like,
pick some plans from the deck plans review. And once you've got some
design ideas, learn how to make sure your calculations are on the money.
Each of the wood decks below were designed, planned and built for
demanding clients who really wanted to create something special for
And I think you will agree that these wood decks added some real value to their property.
Wooden Deck Projects
Check out any of the wood decks below to see how the entire deck design
came together and what each client wanted going into the project. You
can learn a lot from these projects and then apply them to your own
Project 1 - Multi Level Cedar Deck and Gazebo
As far as wood decks go, this project covered a lot of deck design
basics and includes level changes, wrap around stairs, deck planters,
benches, beautiful landscaping and a gazebo off of the far end. It's quite special...
Project 2 - Multi Level Double Hexagon Cedar Deck
This cedar deck isn't quite as grand as Project 1 but is very usable and
attractive. It's also a little more affordable than Project 1 so take a
look and get some good ideas. Maybe this deck design or an adaptation of it will be the perfect finishing touch for you backyard.
Project 3 - Low Level Wrap Around Cedar Deck With Bench
Here is a nice variation of a wood deck
that combines two levels wrapping around a bump out of a house for a
kitchen in a low level setting. You can get away with a bench instead of
a railing on the lower level and it makes the entire deck more useful
Project 4 - Two Level Stained Pressure Treated Deck With Living and Hot Tub
Pressure treated wooden decks can look great and are less expensive than cedar. Check out this deck
design because it combines an interesting shape, level changes, wrapped
stairs, benches and an extended privacy railing around the tub.
Way nicer than just a boring rectangle sticking out from your house...
Start Thinking Beyond Squares and Rectangles
I hope these wood decks give you some inspirational ideas for great
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