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15 DIY Decks You Can Build Yourself For Outdoor Retreat

A DIY deck can do so much for your home and family. Building a deck onto your home will increase the usable living space your home has and provide you with an outdoor retreat for relaxing or grilling. A DIY deck will also increase the value of the home. Deck building is not difficult when you have a good set of plans and any of these 15 DIY free deck plans can get you started on building your own outdoor retreat this weekend.

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  1. Floating DIY Deck

This DIY deck seems to floating on air with all the support hidden underneath. Great design to compliment a clean-line, modern home design or when you want an un-obstructed view.

Floating DIY Deck

  1. DIY Octagon Deck

Nothing boring or ordinary about this octagon deck! Free, easy to follow plans will enable you to build one just like the picture.

DIY Octagon Deck

  1. Ground Level DIY Deck

These deck building plans will inspire you and show you how to build at ground level, in more than one location, so your one backyard seems to morph into several usable and attractive spaces.

Ground Level DIY Deck

  1. Stand Alone DIY Deck

These very simple deck plans will enable you to build a stand alone deck that can be placed anywhere in the yard to create an outdoor retreat. Add a couple chairs, small table and candles and set the mood for relaxation.

Stand Alone DIY Deck

  1. Platform DIY Deck

In just one weekend you can build this attractive and functional diy platform deck. Use these free plans to customize the platform to desired size and wood finish.

Platform DIY Deck

  1. Island DIY Deck

Easy to build and maintenance-free, you will enjoy this island deck for many years to come. These step-by-step instructions will walk you through the DIY build so you can build and enjoy an outdoor retreat in just one weekend.

Island DIY Deck

  1. Wooden Pallet DIY Deck

A few wooden pallets can be transformed into an extended patio deck with these free plans. Make your backyard retreat larger and more attractive on the cheap with these plans and wooden pallets.

Wooden Pallet DIY Deck

  1. Clean Line DIY Platform Deck

Inches off the ground with no visible support, no steps and no railing, this platform diy deck is not old school style. Clean line and modern, this platform deck can be built in just one weekend.

Clean Line DIY Platform Deck

  1. Patio DIY Deck

Extend your living space by using these plans to build a patio deck. Perfect DIY deck to build just outside large sliding glass doors, this ground level deck style makes indoor-outdoor living work seamlessly.

Patio DIY Deck

  1. Elevated DIY Deck Plans

Build an outdoor retreat that gives you a bird’s eye view of the backyard. Use these plans to create an elevated deck that allows you to survey the surroundings while enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine.


  1. Pool Deck Plans

Use these free deck plans to build an attractive and safe space around your above ground pool for lounging and walking.


  1. DIY Wood Pallet Deck

Recycle wood pallets into this spacious, free-standing backyard deck. Add a table and chairs on the DIY deck and surround the perimeter with calming garden flowers and trinkets to create a unique outdoor retreat.


  1. Multi-Sided DIY Deck

Don’t build an ordinary square or rectangular deck, design and build a one-of-a-kind multi-sided deck with these free plans. Plans for building steps and railing included.

multi-sided-deck Multi-Sided DIY Deck

  1. Raised Deck on Uneven Ground

Not all ground is level, but you can still build a great outdoor retreat with these plans. Learn how to build a DIY deck on uneven ground for minimal expense.


  1. Simple DIY Deck

When less is more, use these simple deck plans to build a functional deck that will provide an outdoor space to begin and end your day.


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