One issue that homeowners often face after a successful decking job is the fact that there is some material left over. The odds of having the exact right amount for the task are long and it’s always better to have too much than too little. Fortunately, there are a host of decking uses so the wood will never go to waste.
First and foremost, decking boards are aesthetically pleasing and look good just about anywhere so you are not just restricted to creating a deck! With hundreds of different designs, colours and materials available and the fact that you’re not limited to wood types, there really is no end to the amount of uses for decking. It’s fair to say that only your imagination limits you!
Once you have completed the decking project, saw down the remaining boards to whatever size you want as the material can be used for any job that needs wood. The following are some tips on how to use leftover decking.
Patio Furniture: Why stop at creating a nice floor for your front porch or backyard? Construction furniture with decking boards is a great way to display your creative side and the wood grain and earthy colours are ideal for outdoor furniture since they are already treated and waterproof. This means you don’t have to worry about leaving them outside as inclement weather conditions won’t damage the material.
Indoor Constructions: You can also build indoor furniture since decking is strong enough to withstand daily wear and tear and it is also resistant to insects. Better yet, use the decking to lay down new floorboards and enjoy the look and durability it gives you.
Door Frames: Decking is made from strong wood and will not rot or chip. It adds an element of security to your home but best of all; it gives your home a unique look.
Home Bar: Many people dream of having their own bar where they can kick back with a nice cocktail or beer without the need to queue. Find a second-hand bar counter and place some decking boards on top for a brand new surface. Make sure the bar is sufficiently stocked and you’ll feel as if you’re the landlord of an old-fashioned pub!
Shelves: If you have paid for high quality hardwood decking, you can rely on the wood to withstand heavy loads which makes it ideal for shelves in the living room or garage. You can even cut them up into smaller pieces to create tiny shelves for collectible items.
There are so many practical uses for decking that you should never run out of ideas. Whenever a project calls for durable wood, decking is the perfect option since it is strong, resistant to insects and the effects of snow, wind, sun and rain. Many people choose decking for their backyards because of its durability without realising its versatility. You never have to worry about leftover decking because frankly, you can never have too much of it