Deck Seating Construction

Deck Seating Construction

Step 1

Extending Your Living Space 01:02

Here are the DIY Basics on extending your living space.

Watch an Overview Video

Step 2

Gather Your Materials and Tools

composite decking and railing
stainless steel fasteners
in-deck lighting
power drill
skill saw
stainless steel screws
measuring tape

Step 3

Design Your Deck

Design your own one-of-a-kind deck. Try a curving design instead of the usual rectangle and you can create areas on the deck almost like separate rooms for cooking, eating, sitting, talking and more.

Combine different colors and styles of decking and railing.

Pro Tip

For low maintenance and durability, think about using composite decking and railing.

Step 4

Build a Gate and Benches

Build a matching gate. Use gate kit so you won't have to wait for custom order.

Build matching benches out of decking boards. Flip boards to smooth side for bench seats.

Step 5

Install Lighting

Install in-deck LED energy-saving lighting to double the use of your new space.

Pro Tip

In-deck lighting must be installed when the railing is installed.