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DIY Floating Deck – Garden Deck

This backyard landscaping project was long overdue. I found it overgrown with weeds, unsightly A/C lines, piles of garden hoses, and sprinklers. After accessing what needed updating I devised a plan for the update which included a floating deck, new shrubs, and a custom cover for the A/C lines.

DIY Floating deck

DIY Floating deck

After planting new bushes on the backside of the house it became apparent that the area under the spigot was becoming a muddy mess so I placed some old pavers there until I  had a simple floating platform deck designed and built. See the photo below.

Before building the wooden deck

Before building the wooden deck

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DIY Floating Deck Building

The area that needed the floating deck had to be cleared of everything and then leveled. After measuring the area where I wanted the deck built I designed a simple garden floating deck. Then I made a list of decking materials and supplies and tools I needed to complete the project.

Cleared the area for the floating deck

Cleared the area for the floating deck

See the Step by Step Guide for more instructions on building this garden floating deck DIY.

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Materials

Note: Use pressure-treated lumber. Lumbar amounts vary with the size of your deck.

  • 2 x 4 x 8 (joist)
  • 4 x 4 x 8 (headers and joist)
  • 1 x 4 x 8 (fascia)
  • Step by Step Guide (download)

Tools

 Installed the floating platform

Installed the floating platform

Adding the deck boards to the platform

Adding the deck boards to the platform

Adding deck boards to floating platform

Deck boards only took a few minutes to add

Nailing the deck boards on the floating deck platform

Nailing the deck boards on the floating deck platform

Finished floating platform wood deck

Finished floating platform wood deck

Wood garden floating deck

Wood garden floating deck

Planting sod

This area started with overgrow shrubs and weeds and now it is organized and neat, but there are still areas that needed help. Muddy areas around the new garden needed sod and the spigot area needed a wood deck.

Additional Landscaping Projects

The Garden hose holder with a solar light cap was the perfect addition to the garden deck area see how we made that in an earlier post.

Finished deck and garden hose hook post

Finished deck and garden hose hook post

A/C line cover and drip pan (rain splash block) updated this area. See the video about how the drip pan was created below the photo.

Quikrete concrete rain diverted

Quikrete concrete rain diverted (rain splash block)

 

 

Privacy screen trellis

My favorite outdoor project this season was the trellis we build with lanterns. See it below.

Solar Lanterns DIY

These showstopping solar lanterns I made with scrap wood from the trellis. I cannot wait for night to see them out my windows.

DIY Window Boxes

My studio was in need of some updates. I love the charm window boxes and shutters add to houses so I decided to build some for my studio.

DIY Window Box and shutters

DIY Window Box and shutters

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Kippi

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Wesley Chitwood

Friday 6th of November 2020

what is the dimension of your floating deck? looks like a 4 x 4

Kristin

Tuesday 12th of May 2020

This is such a great idea and it looks beautiful! I love that trellis and lantern too!!! Thanks for sharing at Charming Homes & Gardens! Pinned!

Allyson

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

The raised deck was the perfect solution for your problem and it looks great, too!

Julie

Saturday 7th of September 2019

So many inspirational ideas! Thank you very much.

Micho

Saturday 7th of September 2019

This looks great! How do you prevent weeds from growing under and thru the floating deck?

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