Building Deck Planter Boxes Learn how to build planter boxes to display flowers on your deck that will look nice and hold up well for many years. Find this Pin and more on Outside by Rhonda Coone. Make your deck unique by adding pergolas, lighting, benches, planters or a water drainage system.
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For an in-ground deck, it is wise to use 4 large patio stones, one at each corner, as footings. For example, if your lumber is 2" x 8" boards, your decking is 2" thick, and your footings are 2" thick patio stones, you will need to dig a hole 12 inches deep.
The decking itself should of course be very rot resistant: PVC, composite, or aluminum decking will work well, but boards made of dark heartwood of cedar or redwood, or hardwood such as ipé, can also last for a long time.
The top of the planter is made from composite decking rabbeted to overlap the liner rims. Figure 9. Screws hold down the surface facing, allowing it to be removed should the homeowners want to pull out the liners.
Wood decks for pools should be constructed with a material that is capable of withstanding moisture such as treated lumber, IPE decking, or composite wood. Keep in mind that the constant exposure to water may require pool deck resurfacing every few years.