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BUILD A piCTURE FRAM
 DECK

PROJECT
IDEA:  PICTURE FRAME PATIO DECK

MultyDeck™ is flexible for creative configurations:
 

In this video, you will learn how to manipulate the MultyDeck recycled rubber bases to create creative configurations for patio decks.  The 5ft x 8ft picture frame deck has a mitered-corner border.  learn the steps to build a picture-frame style, ground-level platform deck using the patented recycled rubber MultyDeck base.

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GROUND PREPARATION

ensure ground is flat and level

The MultyDeck™ bases can be assembled on virtually any type of surface including dirt or sand, gravel, sod, or cracked pavement, as long as it is flat and level.  For this project, an existing stamped concrete patio has worn over time and starting to crack.  Covering this area with a MultyDeck is a temporary solution until this family invests in the larger landscaping budget to replace the concrete. 

If you are laying the MultyDeck on a cracked but flat and even surface, you may want to use landscape fabric to prevent weeds and vegetation from growing.

 

MultyDeck is an ideal option as a patio recovering solution.  Even though it will be temporary in this case, why not make it beautiful?  Why not install a MultyDeck, with a two-toned picture frame border design?

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MATERIALS REQUIRED

deck boards, MultyDeck™ rubber bases, and tools

For this project, we are building a 5ft by 8ft floating platform deck with Micropro Sienna pre-treated wooden decking boards.  The mitered-corner frame boards have been stained after cutting them to their custom lengths and mitering the corners.  Your project stain will depend on your preference.  In this project, the boards are stained with a grey color, and a contrast board in the centre of the picture from has been stained brown.

You will need:

•  12 pcs 6" x 12 ft wooden decking boards, cut to to create the project as below (your measurements will depend on your actual project)

•  29 pcs MultyDeck™ recycled rubber bases

•  1⅝" decking screws for the deck

•  tools:  utility knife, electric drill, circular saw

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PROTECT YOUR HANDS AND EYES

always wear PPE

As in all construction projects, remember to use the correct personal protective equipment.  Always wear safety glasses, and protect your hands by wearing all-purpose utility gloves. This will drastically reduce the risk of eye and hand injury.  

STEP ONE:  MULTYDECK™ RUBBER BASES

economical and eco-friendly

It all starts with our patented recycled rubber base.  Made from used car tires, diverted from landfill, the bases are durable, weather resistant and provide traction under the floating deck to minimize slippage.

In this video, you will learn how to manipulate the rubber bases to customize the MultyDeck installation to create new deck patterns.

STEP TWO:  MEASURE THE PICTURE FRAME BOARDS

plan your design, measure the boards and cut-to-length, then a frame

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STEP THREE:  ASSEMBLE THE FRAME

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STEP FOUR: SUPPORT THE CORNERS WITH HALF BASES

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STEP FIVE:  FLIP THE FRAME

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You will need assistance for this step.

STEP SIX:  MANIPULATING THE BASE

trim off the side supports of the MultyDeck bases, only on the inside short sides

This is where a little manipulation comes into effect. 

STEP SEVEN:  BUILD INSIDE PANELS

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STEP EIGHT:  INSTALL THE PANELS AND ADD JOINER BOARDS

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ENJOY YOUR MULTYDECK

maintain your wooden deck

Now that you have completed your MultyDeck, it is time to kick back and relax and enjoy your outdoor living space.  Remember that the gaps between boards for a MultyDeck is approximately 3/8" so be careful with footwear such as high heels.

Furthermore, remember that the wood of the MultyDeck needs to be maintained, just like any other deck.  Do thoroughly clean the deck once a year, and be careful with power washers to treat the wood gently or else it can be damaged.  If you wish to re-stain the wood, sand it beforehand.  

The rubber MultyDeck bases keep the wood decking boards off the ground, and therefore allows drainage after rainfall.  Always ensure that the water is freely draining away from your MultyDeck so that no pooling occurs underneath.  

The MultyDeck bases are all-weather resistant, but the wooden boards are not.  Ensure that you maintain the MultyDeck, just like any other deck.

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