A deck can help extend your living area and embrace the outdoors. It provides a fantastic space to relax and entertain friends and family.
As the warmer weather approaches, many Workshop members are considering building a new deck or rejuvenating an existing deck. We hope you are inspired and informed by these decking projects from our community members.
Here’s our top 10 most popular deck projects on Workshop by pageviews:
A deck like Tara's can dramatically increase your living area.
Workshop member Tara was justifiably proud of completing their first deck from scratch. Measuring 12 by 4.2 metres, the Merbau deck cost around $6000 to build and has been admired by thousands of community visitors and members.
Cleaning with a pressure washer is often all that is needed before re-oiling a deck. But this deck was in poor shape, requiring stripping of the original coating before sanding and oiling. The end result was well worth it.
While many Aussies choose Merbau decking boards, spotted gum can look absolutely beautiful, as this deck from Darren demonstrates. This helpful discussion also includes advice about choosing the right oil to bring out the best in the timber.
A pool presents a very tough environment for a traditional timber deck, so experienced Workshop member Adam used a pre-fabricated steel frame with HardieDeck fibre cement boards. His video on the build process is both informative and entertaining. An even bigger deck from Adam is coming soon…
Composite decking boards can look great and require less maintenance
If you have limited clearance between the ground and your deck, this project from Harv is a good example of how to deal with such limitations. It’s also a great example of how helpful the Workshop community can be when you have questions and challenges.
Composite decking boards like Ekodeck offer the advantage of a relatively maintenance-free deck. Workshop member Marlane built a new deck of about 5 by 2.5 metres off her “She Shed”. Two years on she is still very happy with the end result.