A deck can help extend your living area and embrace the outdoors. It provides a fantastic space to relax and entertain friends and family.
Whether you are considering building a new deck or rejuvenating an existing deck, we trust you will be inspired and informed by these decking projects from the clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community.
Here’s our top 10 most popular decking projects on Workshop by pageviews:Daniel had “never built anything” in his life...
Once the new deck was installed as part of this comprehensive backyard makeover, creator Rylie says "things started to fall into place". Around 40 square metres in size, the deck look four days to build and has inspired many other Workshop members with their own low-level decking projects.
Workshop member Tara was justifiably proud of completing her first deck from scratch. Measuring 12 by 4.2 metres, the Merbau deck cost around $6000 to build and was later extended with steps leading down to a new garden bed.
A deck like Tara's can dramatically increase your living area.
After months of careful planning and lots of amazing assistance from ever-helpful Workshop members, @hadiused a modular decking frame from Bunnings for this wonderful low-level Merbau deck over the top of existing brick paving. "Without this forum it was impossible," says the proud owner.
The harsh Australian sun combined with heavy foot traffic and outdoor furniture can leave decks looking shabby. This project involved sanding the deck back to raw timber before oiling to bring the timber back to looking good as new.
If you have limited clearance between the ground and your deck, this project is a good example of how to deal with such limitations. It’s also a terrific example of how helpful the Workshop community can be when you have questions and challenges.
Another first decking project where the member got fantastic advice from the Workshop community to help them build a brilliant deck featuring 90 x 19mm Merbau boards from Bunnings. The discussion has also helped inspire and inform many other members tackling their own projects, with @Neo19 kindly sharing his experiences to assist others.
Composite decking boards can look great and require less maintenance
Cleaning with a pressure washer is often all that is needed before re-oiling a deck. But this deck was in poor shape, requiring stripping of the original coating before sanding and oiling. The result was well worth the effort.
While many Aussies choose Merbau decking boards, spotted gum can look absolutely beautiful, as this deck from Darren demonstrates. This helpful discussion also includes advice about choosing the right oil to bring out the best in the timber.
More outdoor ideas for your home
Workshop members have shared many great outdoor projects