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Top 10 most popular deck projects

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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...Daniel had “never built anything” in his life...


1. Backyard transformation by @LePallet 


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.  


2. New outdoor entertaining area by @danieltheman 


Workshop member Daniel had “never built anything” in his life. But after a fire damaged an old patio, Daniel constructed this stunning deck that has been hugely admired by the community.


3. Sideway makeover by @shayden06 


Narrow areas down the side of a house can be tricky to work with, but this combination of decking and garden beds came up a treat. It’s a practical solution for easy access as well as creating a space for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.


4. Low-level deck over brick pavers by @hadi 


After months of careful planning and lots of amazing assistance from ever-helpful Workshop members, @hadi used 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.


Composite decking boards can look great and require less maintenanceComposite decking boards can look great and require less maintenance

5. Low-level Merbau deck over concrete slab by @Neo19 


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.


6. Huge D.I.Y. Merbau deck by @Tara86 


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.


7. Low profile deck with screening and steps by @MGusto 


Workshop member MGusto's low-level deck build with screening and steps uses a screw pedestal system as bearers due to the uneven base height of the existing concrete path and brick pavers.


8. Timber-free deck with steel frame by @Adam_W 


A pool presents a very tough environment for a traditional timber deck, so experienced Workshop member Adam used a pre-fabricated steel frame with HardieDeck fibre cement boards. His video on the build process is both informative and entertaining. Adam's subsequent outdoor entertaining project was even more impressive.

A deck like Backyardtradie's can dramatically increase your living areaA deck like Backyardtradie's can dramatically increase your living area


9. Low-level deck over concrete by @Backyardtradie 


Workshop member Backyardtradie built a 3800 x 3440mm low-level deck on a concrete slab and transformed the look of this outdoor entertaining area. Opting for the larger size of 90mm x 45mm treated Pine joists instead of the original plan of 70mm x 45mm helped stop the timber from flexing, and the joists were run in alternate directions to the decking boards with 400mm spacing to support the timber.


10. Backyard patio makeover by @Chiren_J 


Workshop member Chiren_J built two treated Pine decks over pavers in a remarkable backyard renovation that also included building a matching timber daybed and planter box. Lights were installed on both decks and can be switched on and dimmed all from a phone.


More inspiration for your deck


Workshop members have shared many great outdoor projectsWorkshop members have shared many great outdoor projects

Visit Featured Projects for more fantastic ideas and advice for your deck including:






How to build a deck


Our How to section should also be helpful for tackling your projects, with articles such as How to build a low-level deck , How to select decking timber and How to renovate a timber deck.


And make sure you check out these Inspiring low-level deck builds and our Top 10 most popular outdoor projects.


Feel free to share your project on Workshop today, or hit the Start a discussion button if you'd like a hand with creating something new. We're here to help.



Last updated: October 2021

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