How to Build a Floating Deck

13July 2019

A ground-level floating deck (or detached deck) is a great way to add entertaining space to your backyard. We'll walk you through each step, from planning & framing, to installing deck boards & decorating.

Difficulty Level: Advanced. Make sure you check local building codes. If you are not 100% confident building a deck, Lowe's recommends that you hire a professional. Call 1-877-GO-LOWES or to learn more about installation services through Lowe’s.

Products used:
Deck blocks -
2x6 joists -
Paver base -
Joist hangers -
1.5" joist hanger nails -
Double joist hangers -
Deck anchor -
Trex deck boards -
Trex fascia boards -
Hidden deck clips -
Composite deck screws -
Waterproof tape -
Wire mesh -
Pneumatic palm nailer -
DeWalt planer -
Bosch router -
Slot cutter -
Slot cutting arbor -

Dining table -
Dining chair -
Post light -
Lanterns -
String lights -
Wood planter boxes -
Outdoor rug -
Hanging basket -

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