Here is the area where we built the walkway. We also moved the pool pump and filter away from the deck, which is why those pipes are uncovered.
DIY Wooden Boardwalk
Our backyard is pretty wide open and since we renovated our basement, we wanted to create a walkway/path from our deck to the basement entry. My husband came up with an idea for a walkway that mimics a beach boardwalk.
We measured out the size of the deck, then dug post holes to sink pressure treated 4X4's in on each corner with concrete in order to create a stable base for the deck. It is built pretty much like a mini deck with a frame and cross pieces attached with joist hangers.
Before we screwed the top deck boards on, we put down a layer of landscape fabric to keep grass/weeds from growing up through the deck.
We used deck screws to attach the pressure treated deck boards to each joist.
We repeated the process for another deck, which is a step up from the previous one and staggered by a couple of feet so that the walkway ended up in front of the pool equipment.
This is the finished boardwalk. I will eventually stain the boards to match our deck and add flowers to the area on the left where there is a gap.
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