After measuring the space, he laid the pallets where he wanted the deck to be. Starting with the first row, Kevin lined up all gaps and used pavers to level and support the pallets. He then cut strips from 8-foot plywood to fill in the gaps and then nailed them into place and secured them to the neighboring pallets. After treating with water resistant stain, the deck was done. When all was said and done, it cost under $100.
via Before & After: A Bunch of Old Pallets Gain Purpose | Apartment Therapy.
Note the “telephone pole” supports. Some of the supports under the old living room were reused and more were added. The color and shape of the poles look like the surrounding trees and help the house and deck blend into the wooded setting
via River Hills Construction – 2225 Tamarack projectPart 1.
Our Humble Abode is a sweet DIY Blog cataloging one family’s home transition.
They are crafting a deck from reclaimed glulam. That is going to be one serious deck – and beautiful too!
When Ben stumbled into the deal of the century, we couldn’t say no. You see, a commercial building in town was in the process of being demolished. Outside sat a giant stack of glulam beams, originally used to support the roof.
Ben called around until he found the guy responsible for these dudes and asked what the heck deal was. Well, they were destined for landfill. Landfill, not on our watch! Instead Ben cut these giants down, hauled ‘em home, and we’re building a deck now. But they’re not deck ready in their original condition.
via Green = Green: Reclaimed Wood | Our Humble Abode.