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How to Build a Tree-Encompassing Deck

Bring nature into your outdoor entertaining area with a deck built around existing trees.

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Assemble Deck Frame

Use a drill and 3-inch outdoor wood screws to attach 2x6 pressure-treated boards to 4x4 posts.

Add Center Supports

Use two 2x6 pieces of pressure-treated wood for the center supports, sandwiching them around the center 4x4 posts. Pre-drill holes using a 1/8-inch drill bit, and fasten directly with 3-inch outdoor wood screws.

Mix Cement

Once the frame is level and assembled, use a shovel to mix cement in a 5-gallon bucket or cement mixing tub, and shovel cement into each hole (Images 1 and 2). Tip: You'll need approximately two 50-pound bags of cement for each posthole.

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