With the advent of summer comes those backyard parties we all love; barbecue, wine, plenty of small talks, and family time. The thing is, these parties bring with them another material need, a deck. A standard contractor-constructed deck will put a decent dent in the balance; thankfully, you can build your deck yourself. You would want to run away from making a deck that is too intricate and having all the bells and whistles, though.
It would help if you stayed pure and solid. Before you get started with building your deck, find out the acceptable height that allows you to skip building permits. Your deck is what it is; a deck, not the capitol building, or a temple in India. It doesn’t have to be unreasonably tall and fancy to serve its purpose. Here a few pointers that will put you in the right stead to build your deck yourself:
Tune-up inexpensive deck boards
The primary reason why you want to make your deck is to save on cost and also exert yourself a bit. An excellent way to get your deck ready is to buy inexpensive deck boards and nail on the vertical timbers. Ensure the spaces are not too wide so that your chair doesn’t fall off.
Summon your inner lumberman
It is possible that the deck board you purchase is not in the best of shapes but still has vertical timber attached. All you have to do is to prepare to nail your fresh timber at an angle. It might take a little specialized sawing, but you can pull it off.
Prepare the ground
If your area is prone to termite attack, your deck might not stand the test of time, particularly when self-made. A way to counter this is to make sure your deck is not lying directly on the floor. You should also pre-treat the deck board with an insecticide before you begin construction.
Finish it up with protective painting
Since it is a do it yourself project, your painting doesn’t have to be conventional. If the deck is going to standing at the backyard for a long period, you should consider protective painting. You might as well sample opinions before you paint the deck.
Get the party rolling, what’s a BBQ party without a deck?