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How to Build a Storage Area Under a Deck


If you have a deck that’s built well off the ground, you may want to enclose the space under it with lattice and landscape fabric and use the area for storage. Watch this video to find out how it’s done. ...More




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How to Build a Storage Area Under a Deck

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If you have a deck that’s built well off the ground, you may want to enclose the space under it to use for storage. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Attach tapered furring strips to the bottom of the deck floor joists to direct the water in the desired direction.
  • Screw sheets of corrugated metal or fiberglass roofing to the furring strips to act as a roof over the storage area.
  • Cut and install wood lattice around the deck foundation to hide the storage area from view. Thicker lattice holds up better than thinner lattice.
  • Staple landscape fabric to the inside of the lattice to further hide the storage area.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  1. Mark Says:
    February 1st, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Where can I find the landscape fabric shown here?

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