Low Deck Ideas: Floating deck Simple design goes together fast. The simplicity of this ground level deck (or floating deck) makes it fast to build. With a helper and all the materials ready to go first thing in the morning, you can have a completed ground level deck before sundown.
In order to keep the deck quite low to the ground, we are using 2 x 6 lumber for the underlying joists and also for the perimeter rim joists. For the surface decking, you can use a variety of lumber, as you prefer. Cedar decking boards are a favorite, but you can also cover your deck with composite decking for better durability.
All of the materials can be found at and it does not look too difficult. However, I was wondering if this is the ideal way to do it? I live in Philadelphia and this would NOT be attached to the house. I don't know how local code, temperature, soil conditions, etc would change my plans.. any advice appreciated! Thanks!
Caitlin Ketcham of the blog Desert Domicile included a beautiful floating deck in her amazing total backyard makeover, part of our Patio Style Challenge. Caitlin handled the backyard design, and The helped with the bigger projects, including this floating deck.
How to Build a Floating Deck. From ‘Instructables‘, this simple DIY floating deck tutorial is one of my favorites, because it’s so basic I think even beginning DIY’ers could do it. Here is a great tutorial on how to build a DIY floating deck, from ‘Home Depot‘. From ‘Apartment Therapy‘, learn how to build a freestanding deck from repurposed pallet wood.
How to Build a Floating Deck - The (rocks around deck) This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to build a beautiful and functional floating deck, or freestanding deck, including tools and materials lists. ... Floating Deck Plan from Rogue Engineer
Diy step by step article about how to build a deck on the ground. Building a deck on the ground or a floating deck is easy if you use the right tips and plans.
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