Build a wooden deck in your yard

Do you want to spice up your outdoor area? Why not build this wooden deck and umbrella to hide an outdated fence or wall in your yard?

Here is how

Gather your supplies

For each 1116 mm² deck:
– 1 base frame kit (we used the 140mm high frame)
– 1113 x 555 mm prefabricated decking (2) or decking wood (see notes below)
– 75 mm galvanized lath bolts
– Cold galvanizing primer
– 65 mm treated pine screws
– 40 mm thick concrete paving stones

Remarks

  • To create a larger joined deck, you may also need: 75mm Type 17 Hex Bolts; Cover for side panels.
  • For higher decks, you may also need: wood for drippers; Legrest heads; Legs.
  • Instead of pre-made decking, you can cut your own decks to size and use them for as long as you lay them over base frame joists.
  • The feet must be supported on the concrete surface or use 40mm thick paving slabs as cushion to help distribute the load when installed over grass or earth.

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Step 1

Measure the size and height of the deck you want, then purchase or order the required number of module kits, decks, legs, leg rests and hardware. Make the first base frame upside down by screwing long beams with pre-drilled holes to shorter beams. You will need 16 75mm batten screws to connect and pre-drill the end grain of the short beams first.

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step 2

The use of legs depends on the height of the deck. For the lowest level, use threaded support feet and drive-in tubes that fit into pre-drilled holes in long beams. Since the threads are made of steel, treat them with a cold galvanizing primer to prevent corrosion. Knock in the hoses and screw down the feet. The replacement nut is used to lock the feet at a certain height.

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step 3

Put all other base frames together as needed. For decks 170-300 mm above the ground you only need support feet, for decks up to 820 mm you need a combination of legs (available in various lengths up to 460 mm) and leg supports. Lay a frame on its side, attach a leg support head to the corners of the frame, and add legs to get the height you want. Regardless of your design, make sure the step height is always the same between different levels as it needs to be safe. When joining frames together use only 1 leg to support all of the frames that meet at that corner.

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Step 4

Adjust the height at each corner with a spirit level and threaded support feet so that the deck is level. If this is correct, tighten the nut to lock the foot in place. For the lowest position, remove the lock nut before screwing the threads into the pipe.

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Step 5

Attach pre-fabricated patio slabs to the frame using eight 65mm treated pine screws for each slab.

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Step 6

Add more decking and connecting frames and gradually add them to the deck. Connect the frames by screwing the joists together with six 75mm Type 17 hex bolts. As you move up to a higher level, place a new level on a lower level and connect it with a pair of 90 x 45 x 270 mm wooden step connectors bolted to the inside of the frame so that they are 30 mm below the deck level .

Step 7

Finally, attach the vertical cladding to the drippers (see pictures on page 84). The drippers consist of 2 parts, a 90 mm thick bar (here 35 mm) plus 90 x 45 mm. Screw together a 140 x 35 mm housing at the top and screw it to the inside of the frames. Screw the panel to the drippers.

Click here for vertical screen instructions.

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