This is the second deck display that I have built for Wooden Supplies in Harlestone, Northampton. It was designed by them with the objective of displaying the range of “Q-Deck” decking boards which they supply.
The original deck display was built a few years ago when Wooden Supplies was known as HFS Timber. Due to recent changes, the old display is now hidden at the rear of the premises. If you want to see an example of my workmanship, then this would be a good place to visit.
Deck Features (click to see others with this feature):
- Large Wooden Decks
- Split Level Wood Decks
- Decks on Sloping Sites
- Raised Decks
- Decks with special features
This next picture shows the site more or less at the start. The sub base is compacted hardcore so, unusually I didn’t have to fit landscape fabric. The support posts sit on the hardcore (not on the bark chippings).
The following picture shows the finished framework. Because of the slope of the site, it was necessary to add a step at the front. The pergola posts, which are supplied over long, were cut so that they are all the same height above the deck. These were then screwed to the framework which is quite deep at the centre. Wooden Supplies will fit their own pergola kit to the top which will complete the deck display.
The next picture is interesting as it shows the spacing which is required for different board thicknesses. The framing on the left will support “York” decking which at 33 mm is the thickest profile, and the one that I use by default. The centre section is to support the “Cambridge” decking profile which is only 20 mm thick. On the right is the framing for the “Canterbury” profile which is 27 mm thick. Notice how much extra framing is needed to support the thinner deck boards.
This picture shows the deck display with the various boards fitted to the top. Notice the toughened glass inserts. This isn’t something I would normally add, but it serves to show people the framework beneath the deck. The different board profiles are not obvious from this picture but they include “York” fitted grooved side up, “Canterbury” fitted both grooved side up and plain side up, “Winchester” fitted to show the different groove design on each side, “Cambridge” fitted grooved side up. Also “Pre-Grip” was used on the steps at the front and “Lyptus Grip” hardwood at the rear.
Finally, this last picture shows the finished deck display from a different angle, with the sides “clad” with “Canterbury” decking, both smooth side and grooved side outermost.