Building a hardwood deck yourself 1 2

instructions on building your deck and installing your deck LED build-in lighting





Ipe decking

Tabebuia spp

Size 21 x 140mm

Price per m:

51.90 (incl VAT)

why is it so cheap





Tigerwood decking

Astronium spp

Size 21 x 140mm

Price per m:

38.70 (incl VAT)

why is it so cheap



deck cut jigsawinstallation deck lightingcylinder drill

... and cut with a jigsaw. Thereby fastening the deck board with clamps. It is very important to take into account the distance to the wall!

For the installation of the 3-lighting sets with twelve white LEDs (Osmo, 199 euros) is only an outside socket required. It comes complete with transformer and connection cables.

With a cylinder drill (hole saw attachment) the holes are provided quickly and accurately.

deck light assemblystable mounting wood deckingadditional screwing

Connectors allow for tool-free assembly.

The LED housing has spring loaded clips on the underside: turn back the springs and put it through the hole.

Fold back automatically and ensure stable mounting of the LED light in the wood decking.

Additional screwing is not required and the LED light fits tight to the decking.

support postsplanking spacingipe girder board

A tricky point: the support posts of the balcony. Again, ipe wood, mark and saw out and insert the posts.

The planking is proceeding apace: Gradually increases the ipe wood deck shape.

The final ipe girder board is bolted to the substructure.


The deck of the house is finally finished paneled with wood decking. In principle, tropical woods like ipe have already inherently a good protection from UV light, moisture and pests. However, it does not harm to apply a suitable wood preservative to invest - not least to get the color of the wood.

Please see more on deck finish and coating



If you are not familiar with the terms and words used, please visit our deck glossary




How to make a wood deck

Deck installation

Leveling out wood decking

Installing hardwood decking

How to build a wood deck

Structure a hardwood deck



ipe lapacho deck

hardwood deck species

ipe wood stock

diy ipe decking

ipe specification data

decking designs

best deck prices


Solid Hardwood Flooring

- IPE hardwood flooring

- Massaranduba flooring

- Tigerwood flooring

- Bulletwood flooring


Massaranduba deck

- bulletwood deck

- massaranduba deck

- massaranduba compared

- massaranduba production


Decking compared

- cumaru deck

- garapa deck

- tigerwood

- curupay data

composite deck

- composite deck price

- maintenance

- eco friendliness


Legal hardwood

- certified ipe


- legal ipe hardwood


sawn lumber

deck glossary

railway sleepers

retaining walls



real estate projects

photo galleries

- ipe hardwood deck

- tigerwood decking

- massaranduba deck

- hardwood flooring

- pooldecks



deck videos

how to section

- deckstain

- ipe problems

- deck maintenance

- deck renovating

how to section

- installing deck

- deck renovating

- deck building

- storage and acclimating


Hardydeck instructions on building and installing deck lighting

see for more on sitemap