Stretch your deck or patio dining space by adding these built-in DIY tables directly to your deck posts to supplement outdoor furniture. You can adapt the height to eat standing or seated on an outdoor stool or chair.

Stretch your deck or patio dining space by adding these built-in DIY tables directly to your deck posts to supplement outdoor furniture. You can adapt the height to eat standing or seated on an outdoor stool or chair.

If your deck is built at higher elevations, you should definitely consider under deck lattice,  post covers, wraps or sleeves to hide the posts.

If your deck is built at higher elevations, you should definitely consider under deck lattice, post covers, wraps or sleeves to hide the posts.

I wish the guy wasn't in the picture, but it clearly shows the construction for making your own pillars.  I like the style.

I wish the guy wasn't in the picture, but it clearly shows the construction for making your own pillars. I like the style.

Why Deck Posts Should Not Be Set in Concrete!  the left shows a post set in a bracket  mounted to the top of a footer. The right shows a post that has concrete poured around it, which can lead to a crack. When concrete is poured around a deck post the post will rot due to moisture buildup by the soil. Concrete tends to absorb moisture and wood expands when it gets wet, so these two combined will result in the wood breaking the concrete. setting the post on top of footing for a solid…

Why Deck Posts Should Not Be Set in Concrete! the left shows a post set in a bracket mounted to the top of a footer. The right shows a post that has concrete poured around it, which can lead to a crack. When concrete is poured around a deck post the post will rot due to moisture buildup by the soil. Concrete tends to absorb moisture and wood expands when it gets wet, so these two combined will result in the wood breaking the concrete. setting the post on top of footing for a solid…

10 Back Deck "Decorating" Ideas on a Budget by The Everyday Home  #DIY  #Summer #Projects  #Decks

10 Back Deck "Decorating" Ideas on a Budget by The Everyday Home #DIY #Summer #Projects #Decks

DIY Hose And Lantern Holder. 4x4x4 deck post, quikrete, deck post cap finial (screw it & glue it), plant holder for lantern.

DIY Hose And Lantern Holder. 4x4x4 deck post, quikrete, deck post cap finial (screw it & glue it), plant holder for lantern.

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