We built a floating deck under our garden pavilion. This low-profile floating deck is stand alone and hovers only a few inches above the grass in our garden. This stained deck is build under a timber frame style pavilion. The deck is supported with 4×4 pressure treated joists that have poured concrete footings. Over the joists are rough sawn fir deck boards with a rustic chamfer and milling imperfections.
Although I’m not a timber framer, I like to build structures in that style that have simpler joinery but still have the look of a timber frame.
This pergola is easy to build with detailed plans. Build a pergola in your garden, patio, or back yard. Pergolas add shade and a great DIY project. For this blog post I’d like to go back and revisit a pergola I built a few years ago. This build was prior to the launch of this YouTube channel but the construction and assembly of this structure is fairly straightforward so I’ll use some animation to show you how it was done.