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Small, Cozy and Functional

comments (1) April 23rd, 2009 in Project Gallery
Ted W. Ted W., member

It doesnt take a lot of space to create a great deck, just good planning.Click To Enlarge

It doesn't take a lot of space to create a great deck, just good planning.

Photo: Ted Weddell - Carpentry & Renovations

Houses in the city often have small yards and, thus, small decks.

By keeping the safety rails toward the outside of the deck I managed to gain the maximum useable space while minimizing that which it took from the yard. Built-in seating precludes the need for patio chairs.

Built-in planters allow the owner/gardener plenty of room for growing  flowers, and the the Japanese style pergola provides the ideal amount of shade for her orchids.

Trex composite decking was used for the deck and stair treds, and even used to build the planters.


Design or Plan used: My own design - Ted Weddell
posted in: Project Gallery, deck, lumber, craftsman, cottage, arts and crafts, bungalow, garden, small, trex, planters, seating, japanese, pergola, city, space

Comments (1)

RDA RDA writes: I couldn't agree more with your caption, Ted. Great space-saving tips too. Thanks! --Robyn
Posted: 12:39 pm on April 23rd

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