After re levelling my rear sliding door area, I had to repair the surrounding outer walls and remove the existing deck to do so, as this was an area when it rained, water would accumulate below the deck which has a concrete base, I was concerned that water would flow underneath the house and cause damage to the foundation. I built the new decking with an incorporated planter box with no base, I did this to allow the rain water to get soaked up by the soil in the planter. I used 105mm x 19mm x5.4 metre merbau. I was going to build the planter box at the same level of the deck, however, my sister came up with a suggestion of making it higher and install vertical slats ( I made my own slats from the merbau decking) on the planter box, I also added a wide board on top of it, which can be utilized as a seat.
It is just so satisfying when the reno looks this good. Thank you for the pictures, it's sure to help others who have the same set up but are a bit hesitant on how to go about it. That planter box is just outstanding! Thanks for sharing!
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Love it @JoeAzza, it looks fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing this special project. We've featured it on our Project Gallery as it will inspire many.
You've made such a difference to the space @JoeAzza.
Thanks for taking the time to include these photos so we can get a good look at the before and after, and all the progress along the way. I'm sure this will be helpful for many in our community.
Amazing work as always @JoeAzza! Those vertical slats look splendid.
Many thanks for sharing your fantastic work with the community, as I trust many will find your planter box and new deck quite inspirational.
Great work ! An abosulte upgrade
I could imagine the shock when you took the first timber of the original decking and saw the nightmare underneath. For me it would have been a case of "OMG what have I started?"
The end result looks perfect and must be a great inspiration to spur you on.
The sky is now the limit
Luckily Bunnings has some great DIY videos and many of their staff have experience to help fill in the gaps (I am not a Bunnings employee )