Adding a deck to your house is a great way to raise the resale value of your residence without having to sacrifice a significant investment. It’s also a project that you can take on yourself to further reduce expenses if all you want is a simple and straightforward design. You can follow these simple instructions if you’re thinking about a DIY deck project instead of hiring professional deck builders.
- Purchase 10 or 20 wood pallets of traditional size (usually considered to be 48″ x 40″). The number you purchase depends on the height you’re going for. If you want a little space between you and the ground you’ll need to buy enough pallets to place one on top of another.
- Identify the area placement of your deck and level the allocated space, preferably through laying a concrete slab. The size of your deck will determine how much concrete you’ll need. In general you’ll need about three 60lb bags per one cubic foot.
- Once the slab has dried and settled, you can lay the pallets in an even shape like a square or rectangle to ensure the edges of each pallet can be easily connected. You can use gorilla glue to join the edges of the pallet together. If you’re going for a double-story design, you should consider lining the bottom segments of the overlying pallets with the adhesive as well.
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