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Communicating your ideas or achievements in a presentation is a great way to gain recognition for yourself and for a company. I’m going to walk you through how to build a compelling platform deck that leaves the audience with a clear understanding of the value you bring (even if they don’t know who you are). This process is useful whether you’re just starting out and want to test the waters in an early-career environment or if you’re already seasoned in your career and want to transition industries.
How to build a platform deck
The Platform Deck is a simple, low-cost, and extremely durable decking solution. The decking boards sit on top of the frame, which can be built from your choice of wood or composite materials. The boards themselves are available in a variety of colors and are easy to install.
The platform deck is great for homeowners who want to add extra space onto their homes without the cost of building an entire second story. It’s also popular with renters who want to add more storage space without having to go through the hassle of getting permission from their landlords.
This guide will teach you how to build a full-size platform deck with drawers that can hold up to 800 pounds per square foot.
Platform decks are a great way to add extra space to your home. They can be used as an extra room or just a place to relax outside. There are many different types of platform decks, but they all have one thing in common: they offer an elevated surface that is accessible from the ground level.
Platform decking is available in many different sizes, styles and materials. This makes it easy to find one that meets your needs and matches your outdoor decor. Platform decks with storage offer even more versatility because they provide extra space for storing items that you want to keep out of sight, such as lawn equipment or cleaning supplies.
A basic platform deck can be built using pressure-treated lumber, but this type of material requires frequent maintenance and will eventually rot if exposed to moisture for long periods of time. If you live in a humid climate or need a more durable platform deck, you should consider using cedar instead of pressure treated lumber for the framing material. Cedar comes from trees that grow in wet conditions and has natural properties that make it resistant to decay and insects such as termites or carpenter ants. However, cedar does cost more than pressure treated lumber so it depends on your budget how much money you want to spend on building a platform deck
The platform deck is an open, partially enclosed deck that has a lower level. This type of deck is ideal for entertaining because it provides a great space for entertaining and relaxing. It also provides additional storage space below.
There are many ways to build this type of deck. You can purchase pre-made frames or kits that make it easy to build your own platform deck. Or you can build one from scratch using pressure treated lumber and joists.
The size of your platform deck will depend on how much space you need for entertaining guests or enjoying time alone in your backyard. A larger platform deck will have more room to accommodate furniture and other items while still allowing plenty of room to move around freely.
You can build a simple platform deck by attaching boards directly to your home’s floor joists. If you want extra support, you can use 2x8s as joists instead of the smaller 2x4s used in standard framing techniques; however, this will require extra lumber and cost more money than building a simple platform deck using standard framing techniques with 2x4s for joists.
Build a deck with a platform. This is one of the easiest ways to make a deck. In addition to being sturdy and durable, a deck made from a platform is simple to build. You can make it from pressure-treated lumber, as long as you follow all safety precautions when working with treated lumber.
Measure the length and width of the platform, then subtract 2 inches from each dimension. This will be the size of your deck frame. For example, if your platform measures 4 feet by 8 feet, subtract 2 inches from each dimension for a finished frame size of 3 feet by 6 feet.
Cut all the pieces for your frame using a circular saw or table saw. Use pressure-treated lumber for strength and durability; if you want to use cedar or redwood instead, choose boards that are at least 1 inch thick so they will not split when nailed together into an edge joint (also known as lap joints). If any boards are warped or twisted, set them aside and use them later in other projects; they won’t be suitable for use in this project because they won’t fit well together against another board that is straight and square.
Building a platform deck is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to add outdoor living space to your home. The design of the deck is important, but you should also consider the materials you use.
Build a Deck Platform
A platform deck is a great way to add outdoor living space to your home, as it allows you to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about maintaining a wooden or concrete surface. The design of the deck is important, but you should also consider the materials you use.
Platform Deck Materials
There are many different types of material that can be used to build a platform deck, including wood and composite materials like PVC or plastic lumber. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example:
Wooden Platform Decks – Wood decks are relatively easy to build and maintain, but they require regular maintenance such as staining and sealing in order to keep them looking new. They can also rot over time if not properly maintained or protected from moisture damage, which can lead to expensive repairs later on down the line. Wooden decks are also less durable than other materials such as concrete or steel because they are not as strong or sturdy as metal or plastic products