Decks don’t always have to be attached to the house to give you an effective place to gather and entertain. In fact, floating decks, or decks that are set away from a structure, are a great design feature to break up a boxy or boring yard. They are also a great idea for larger yards that have room for an additional seating space. For instance, a small deck set away from the house might be a good area for Mom and Dad to have some quiet time and a glass of wine on summer evenings. Or a yoga space? In any case, we found some great tutorials on how to build a floating deck, that are sometimes called island decks as well.
From ‘Instuctables’, this simple floating deck tutorial is one of my favorites, because it’s so basic I think even beginning DIY’ers could do it.
Here is a great tutorial on how to build a floating deck, from ‘Home Depot’.
From ‘Apartment Therapy’, learn how to make an island deck from repurposed pallet wood. The whole thing cost less than $100 to make!
‘Family Handyman’ has a step by step on how to make an island deck, complete with photos and supply lists…
‘DIY Network’ shows you how to build their version of a floating deck, and do it one better… there is even a video in this tutorial!
These last two are simply for inspiration, no tutorial with these. I wanted to include them so you could see how cool these can look in the landscape. So, time for a private space away from the house?
This one is from ‘Martha Stewart’… I like the way they used container plants to anchor the deck visually.
Image Credits: Home Depot, Instructables, Apartment Therapy, Family Handyman, DIY Network, Martha, Aesthetic Outburst