I've been slowly transforming my small backyard into a more functional space instead of a boring patch of grass. I came across recycled Merbau decking for a measly $250, gave it a good sanding, and this was the outcome. It came up looking new again.
The rest of the timber and supplies, including screws and decking oil, was purchased from Bunnings. With $500 of supplies and $250 for the recycled Merbau, this decking project was a total of $750.
It goes to show that you don't need to spend a lot to get the result you want.
How to build a low-level deck
A low-level deck can pose a range of potential design and installation problems, with particular challenges around ventilation, drainage, termites and rotting. But it doesn't have to be a difficult project once you take the time to understand the basics of how they are put together.