Deck Vase

4 Materials
20 Minutes

If you've been following my recent projects, you know we recently remodeled our deck.

This project utilizes the leftover drops from our deck boards. It was a FREE and simple way to add just a little decor to the deck. If you don't have leftover deck boards you can still make this easy project for less than $10 (assuming you have the nailer and nails).

Material List
  • 1- 6 ft. Treated Decking board
  • Pneumatic nail gun
  • Nails - 2"
  • Sand paper

Cut List

I decided I wanted to make two different size vases.


  • 4 deck boards at 10 inches (small vase sides)
  • 4 deck boards at 18.5 inches (tall vase sides)

Cut List cont.
  • 2 deck boards at 3 1/4" x 5 5/8" (bottom of both vases)


Sand all boards and edges.


Next, I take my nail gun and laod 2 inch nails into it. Take extra time to make sure you hold the nail gun straight when nailing boards together so you don't blow a nail out the edge.

If you do, you can pull the nail out with pliers and try again.

I start by nailing the sides to the base. I nail the opposite sides first.

Then nail the other sides together.

Here I am putting together the smaller vase.

The finished project!

You could trim off the rounded edges and square it off. I personally wanted something quick and easy and I like the rounded edges so I skipped that step.

Top view.

The final project!

I used some faux flowers due to limited access to getting live plants, but live plants would look amazing too!

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  • Ardale Ardale on Jul 01, 2021

    These are so pretty! I would like to ask if you have any problem with them being blown or accidently kicked over since they are tall and narrow bottomed?


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