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 https://low.es/2C2x6Zm to learn more about installation services through Lowe’s.

Products used:
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2x6 joists - https://low.es/2JHp0sB
Paver base - https://low.es/2Y5i2a4
Joist hangers - https://low.es/2JwtqUl
1.5" joist hanger nails - https://low.es/2Y5i41G
Double joist hangers - https://low.es/2LQRl2G
Deck anchor - https://low.es/2xNa3zS
Trex deck boards - https://low.es/30FnfmX
Trex fascia boards - https://low.es/2NQkFc0
Hidden deck clips - https://low.es/32ocEhA
Composite deck screws - https://low.es/2YMjWcS
Waterproof tape - https://low.es/2LMph0h
Wire mesh - https://low.es/2G8ifza
Pneumatic palm nailer - https://low.es/2XJjsrt
DeWalt planer - https://low.es/2Go4Hjp
Bosch router - https://low.es/2LS4JDE
Slot cutter - https://low.es/2NSs2ji
Slot cutting arbor - https://low.es/2XYqGal

Decor:
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Dining chair - https://low.es/2XQEhwA
Post light - https://low.es/2JDHxpZ
Lanterns - https://low.es/2JxoZsk
String lights - https://low.es/2XINADg
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