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 DIY 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 DIY floating deck, that are sometimes called island or freestanding decks as well.
How to Build a Floating Deck
From ‘Instructables‘, this simple DIY 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 DIY floating deck, from ‘Home Depot‘.
From ‘Apartment Therapy‘, learn how to build a freestanding 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 DIY floating deck, complete with photos and supply lists.
‘DIY Network‘ shows you how to build a floating deck, and then they do it one better. There is even a video in this tutorial!
Floating Deck Ideas
These last two are simply for inspiration, so there is 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 floating deck is from ‘Martha Stewart’. I like the way they used container plants to anchor the deck visually.
So glad you enjoyed our post on DIY Floating Deck Ideas! (Come on, if you read this far, you enjoyed it, right? :) See also our post on DIY Concrete Patio Cover Ups and DIY Patio Floor Ideas and tutorials!
Image Credits: Instructables, Home Depot, Apartment Therapy, Family Handyman, DIY Network, Martha, Aesthetic Outburst