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Low-level deck using recycled timber

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By sanding and oiling recycled Merbau boards, this deck project only cost $750.





The project


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.


Experienced Bunnings Workshop member Adam Woodhams has created a comprehensive guide to building your own low-level deck which should provide an excellent reference for getting started. 


More inspiration for your deck


Whether you are building a new deck or rejuvenating an existing one, get inspired by the clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community in our Top 10 most popular deck projects.


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