Floating deck plans can help you expand your living space, add visual appeal to your backyard and increase the value of your property. A free standing deck will also help you utilize areas of your landscape that are otherwise unusable. Soggy and shady areas, or sections that have poor soil can have an attractive DIY floating deck built over them and be put to good use. Check out these 10 outdoor deck ideas and discover how building a deck is easier and more affordable than you thought.
Pair of Decks
A man-made creek running around the edge of the landscape with a pair of floating decks hovering over them is sure to be a WOW factor in any backyard. Stunning visual appeal, versatile in usage and easy to build.
Wood Deck Plans
This wood deck provides expanded living space at the back door of the house, but has no visible signs of support. These easy to follow wood deck plans will show the secret support system that makes this deck appear to be floating in air.
Octagon Floating Deck
This octagon shaped deck is an easy DIY build and will fit into those odd shaped landscape sections every home owner has. These detailed wood deck plans will enable you to build this eight-sided masterpiece like a pro.
The eye will travel to this large floating deck and beckon you to come and have a seat. This inviting outdoor space makes you feel relaxed just by looking at it.
Rest and Work Area
This multi-level platform deck combines a rest and work area built against a small storage shed. Perfect for using to get the lawn mower in and out of the shed and for relaxing after the lawn has been mowed. Add a vertical garden to the side of the shed for even more visual appeal.
This deck idea creates an island retreat right in your own backyard. Great DIY deck to build under a tree so you can relax in the shade and listen to the birds sing. You’ll feel like you’re on a private island in the middle of your own backyard.
Deck building is not limited to large backyards, even a small outdoor space can have a DIY deck to enjoy. These step by step instruction will walk you through the easy process of building a small DIY deck so you can enjoy your coffee each morning while sitting outdoors. The small size would make this a good pallet deck idea for recycling wooden pallets to use for building wood.
Build this freestanding deck out of time-tested redwood. Visually appealing, easy to build and the structure will last forever. Easy to follow pictorial instructions in a PDF format will walk you through the DIY building process without a problem.
Perfect floating deck to build in the corner of a small, fenced-in yard. A wood privacy fence on two sides of the deck will provide a backdrop for a painted mural, folk art, candles or a vertical garden.
Leave The Tree
Leave the tree in the backyard and build the floating deck right next to it. The tree will provide shade and visual interest to the outdoor space. Suspend a few DIY jarred candles from the tree limbs so the deck space will be illuminated for after dark usage.