pressure-treated wood shrinks as it dries. drill pilot holes in the ends of boards to prevent splitting when you nail or screw them together. use wood rated for ground contact when necessary for the project. safety. wear a dust mask and eye protection when handling or cutting wood. wash your hands after working with treated wood.
how to install a lawn on your deck. step one: clean your deck. before you do anything, you need to clean the deck off so the adhesive will be able to hold properly. spray the deck with the garden hose, so the deck is wet and ready for cleaning. step two: mix your deck cleaner with water and spray it liberally over the deck. with the scrub brush
build a vine-covered pergola in your backyard to shade a stone patio or wood deck using wood beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style columns. the dappled sunlight created by the overhead latticework creates a cool, relaxing environment perfect for backyard entertaining—like standing in the shade of a tree on a hot summer day.
the bragging rights are unparalleled! and more importantly, you can save so much money! to pay someone to build a deck my size with typical materials would cost between $6,000 and $8,000! my deck came in under $900, since all i paid for was lumber, cement, and screws. wow, right? let’s build a deck! materials. 2 x 6 pressure-treated beams
to start the project, you will need a shovel or auger, a level, a drill and rill bits, grass-safe spray paint and a gravel. you also should have 10 concrete deck blocks, 10 6-by-6 pressure-treated posts that are 2 feet long, three 2-by-10 pressure-treated beams that are 16 feet long, 15 2-by-8 long pressure-treated joists that are 16 feet long, 34 1-by-6 deck boards that are 16 feet long, 20
a frugal homeowner can recycle wood pallets into a small deck that is one short step up from ground level. the platform is a comfortable place to lounge or a stage for budding thespians to put on shows for family and friends.
may 9, 2013 - create an instant patio-on any grass, dirt or sand surface! ultra-lightweight tiles have spiked bottoms that dig into ground for stability. install in seconds, yet can be easily removed and placed elsewhere. weather-resistant, low-maintenance, durable polypropylene. hose clean. 16" square x1"h; set covers a total of 35½" sq. feet. set of 20. 119.99
decking is a great way to add some functional space to your garden. whether you want to create an alfresco extension to your home, or add a surround to a jacuzzi or pool, here’s how to lay decking on grass and how to build a raised deck.