Summer project...to be on the sun as possible you can. I always wanted my own outdoor terrace for socializing, gathering together on lunch time with family and to drink a beer with my friends or neighbours at night. Finaly when I got time I immediately started to work on a project like this. I like it a lot now when is finished. I was only out of wood for fence and not much after that the summer was over. Because of that the fence is still missing. But the fence will be project for next year. More instructions in next steps..
Step 1: Preparing the Material
Before you start you have to be sure you have got all the materials.
List of material you will need:
- 1.) Wood for base (wooden beam 10x10cm)
- 2.) Treated wood from larch (3cm thickness) - (Treated wood is very stable in all weather conditions)
- 3.) Stainless steel screw
4.) Concrete block (for the height of the terrace)
Step 2: Preparing the Tools
List of tools you will need:
- 1.) Table saw
- 2.) Libela (don't know if this is the right word in english for that :) )
- 3.) Cordless drill
- 4.) Shovel
Step 3: Begining
First of all you have to know how big the terrace will be. In this case you start to build the frame of terrace. When you build you must be aware of height of terrace. You have to build the tarrace little oblique, but not much. Because when it will rain heavily outside you won't like if the watter will come in through the window of basemant or on the facade of the house. When you are finished with build of frame you make sure that everything is in place and that it fits together nicely. In my case i wanted to leave the apple tree where it is and use it for natural sun shade, so i had to extend the terrace frame. I used concrete blocks to make it in the same height as the sidewalk of the house.
Step 4: Assembly
When you start to assembly treated wood from larch you have to be very carefull to cut it nicely because in the future if you are walking bare feet you don't want that some small piece of wood in your finger :) When you are when you fasten the screws into the treated wood DO NOT fasten the screws just to the middle of treated wood, because it will bend over the winter. You have to fasten two screws between the middle of treated wood so it won't bend.
And this is and this is more or less everything about doing it the right way. Put all the pieces together and you are ready to finish :)
Step 5: Final Product
My dad playing with and my son on our new outdoor terrace.From now on, we can have lunch, dinner, morning cofee and especially spending quality time togehter outdoor on the sun and fresh air.