Introduction: Decking on Top of Pallets
Step 1: Levelling
1st off all i measured up the size off patio i was going to deck and worked out that for my size 8 euro pallets (1.2 x 0.8) fitted great. I called in to a warehouse and got 9 for free. Extra pallet for step. I worked out i needed 18 lengths of decking. I then started to level out the pallets. I used broken bits off paving flags and roof tiles for leveling. After i was happy with the position of pallets i used some bits of 4x2's to braze each pallet together.
Step 2: Start Decking
I put the front length on 1st then the right hand side on to finish the coner off.
After that i lay length after length down and used a thick screwdriver to keep a nice gap between the deck.
I used 2" deck screws to secure the wood
Step 3: Step
I cut the left over pallet in half and decked around it to make a step into the caravan
Step 4: Little Fence
We have an ugly bank at the end of our patio so i made a little fence to hide it and filled behind it with soil
Step 5: Few Flowers
I planted a few flowers around the edge and we are almost done. Just got to leave it to dry out and paint a nice oil over it for protection. All in it cost £190 for the decking and screws and took around 7hrs start to finish.
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3 years ago
I would have sealed the crap out of it with a good environmentally friendly sealer and used the pallets instead of buying the planks. I used to make large veggie planters that way.
4 years ago
It looks great, but are you concerned about the pallets and durability (rain/etc)? Did you treat them in any way? I saw somewhere someone did something similar and painted them in an asphalt-like substance halfway up the side... Really want to do something like this but need to make sure will last in Portland Oregon rainy winters for at least a few years. Any advice would be great.
5 years ago
Beautiful, Functional, and Do-able! Thanks for sharing, I can definitely see this as a project that I (64 yo woman) can accomplish for my RV.
6 years ago
6 years ago
Clever decking solution. It turned out really nice.