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Hi Jeremy,

Just thought I would send you some photos of the finished curved floor/wall that you supplied the timber for.

 

Looks great and everyone commentson it.

Thanks for your help with the timber selection.

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The Basics of Designing A Wooden Deck

26 Sep. 2013

A modern timber deck can be many things, depending on your needs. It can transform your garden and add value to your property, making a beautiful and durable transition between the inside and outside of your home. Decks come in many different shapes, from a simple square seating area to a complex structure that flows down multi-levels, cascading into your garden. It can be an area where you rest and recuperate, an entertainment space for the kids, or even a place for storage.

You don't need to know any advanced techniques to design or build a basic deck. Even the most accomplished design does not require that you learn the skills of a master carpenter. Common sense, a few basic tools, the right materials, and a straightforward plan to work from are all you need.

The latter is the most important. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Planning is not only essential to get your design right, it's also important because you will have to include some basic building codes within your design. Your wooden deck will be an area where people get together, sometimes a little under the influence. The last thing you want is an accident due to lack of planning or failure to adhere to fundamental building rules. A well constructed project will mean not only a safe area for you, your family, and your friends, it also means a structure that will last a long time.

One of the biggest reasons why so many people opt for a timber deck is it's ease of construction and that it can be built in a relatively short space of time. With this being said, your first few hours on the project should be spent in thinking about the basic design. What is your purpose in building your timber deck? How much can you afford to spend in time and money? Will it add that extra curb appeal and increase the value of your home? Is it going to meet the local building codes? Plan to gather all this information before you spend a cent on materials.

Once you've done this, it's time for your design. At this stage, you should know precisely what you'll be using the deck for, when you'll be using it, who are the main people that will be using it, and how much it's going to set you back. If you're unsure whether your artistic efforts are good enough, there's plenty of online resources to help you.

The fundamentals of a wooden deck are so simple that you could have a basic deck designed and built over a couple of days, ready to be unveiled at the weekend's BBQ.

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