Wednesday

Flower Box on the Side of Deck

side of deck flower box


Hey there,

The weather it's been gorgeous! I just wish I can stay here in my backyard all they long!

Well, I'm been here in the mornings, watering the flowers and the grass. We removed a trampoline we had in the middle of the yard, it was like removing an elephant from this small space! :D The grass had stopped growing underneath the trampoline, so new seeds were planted.

Anyways, I was taking some pictures when I realized I haven't share the details of the flower box with you guys.

The idea of the flower box came up as a solution to a problem...
installing railing around deck and a flower box

After building the deck platform, we ended up with a big elevation on that back part of the deck. My BIL was telling me cover that part with lattice, and yeah, that would've been a good solution. But, I didn't like the top of the retaining wall + the gravel still showing up. Not to mention the odd transition with the other boards on the front part.

deck with sand dune Trex material
Ryobi Drill
So, the idea of building a flower box on that part appeared. Besides, I had plenty of material to build it. Out of 2in. x 10in. material we built a long box to cover that entire space.

floating deck with flower box made out of 2 x 10

We cut out that space on one end to make it match the elevation on the retaining wall.

how to build a flower box on the side of deck

The box was secured to the deck and to the retaining wall.

flower box with elevations

It has two elevations that once filled with soil nobody's gonna noticed.

drilling holes on the bottom of wooden flower box for drainage purposes

Holes were drilled for drainage.

how to build a flower box on the side of deck -

Here you have it... Making that side look way better!

a slanted yard got a floating deck with flower box on the side.

wooden flower box on backyard deck - complete instructions

As they say, the best ideas come from solving common problems, and well, this is one of those. ;)


For more DIY - Backyard Ideas check these out:

how to build a floating deck on slanted yard.

How to illuminate a backyard deck with string lights and lighted umbrella.

grey and wooden tone serving cart tutorial for outdoor space



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7 comments :

  1. The deck looks amazing and the flower box is fabulous. I love it.

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  2. What a great solution to a problem!

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  3. Amazing! I love the flower box...you can never have too many flowers. You and your skills!!

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  4. I love it! I am going to forward this to my sister so she can do this with her deck. I like the lattice, but you see it so much.... so this idea is much better!

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  5. This is amazing. Did you use a sealant for this project or is this pressure treated wood?

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  6. Excelente trabajo, precioso y muy robusto. Enhorabuena y un saludo desde España.

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