Whenever we would sit on our finished patio, all we could see was the eye-sore of our under deck. We didn’t like the look of traditional lattice but decided we needed to do something. We came across the idea to use wood slats and fell in love! This was an easy project that made a big impact on our outdoor space.
DIY Deck Skirting
What you’ll need:
Pressure treated 1x6s
Pressure treated 2x4s
Step 1: Install supports
First we used the 2x4s to install supports under the deck. We attached one every 6 ft or so, using 3 inch decking screws.
Step 2: Install 1x6s
Next we cut and installed our 1x6s onto the supports using 2 inch decking screws. We started from the top down and left no space between the boards, but this is where you can get creative! You can use different wood thicknesses, and different spacing to create a unique look.
Step 3: Add corner details
Finally, we added some vertical pieces onto the corners to cover up the rough edges. This gave it a more finished look.
This fixed our problem of the ugly under deck, and really completed the look of our outdoor space. It was such an easy project and made such a big impact.
- 1x6 (2x4)
- Deck screws
Bernie on May 30, 2021
Lack of air circulation will result in rotted wood - happened to me when I enclosed the area under my deck. Costly mistake- stick with lattice, privacy lattice is close spaced.
Cyn50233444 on Jun 02, 2021
If you’re concerned about air ventilation to prevent rotting, you can drill holes in your existing wood and create a design out of them. Maybe think about running some led strip lights on the back side to illuminate your designs.