I just found this great site that has a couple of deck plans for free. If you are thinking about building a deck and looking for plans you should check it out.
The free plans are in a PDF and you can download them today. I downloaded both plans with no problems. They also have a free plan to build a shade cover for your deck that I’m thinking of adding to my deck.
The one thing I like about these plans compared to some other free plans I’ve found on the Internet is that they are very detailed. There is step by step instructions and lots of pictures and diagrams to explain the complete construction process.
This includes attaching the 2×10 ledger board to the side of your house and attaching the joist hangers in the plan to build the stone deck. It is still using wood for the floor, but the sides not attached to the house are made of stone.
The Dream Deck plan is for a 16 feet x 18 feet and it includes a bay. This set of deck plans also has detailed information and includes a full material list. The floor is made of a composite material, but I’m pretty sure you could change this for a cedar or other wood material. Here’s the link for the deck plan free: Family Handyman.
More Free Deck Plans
If you are looking for more free plans I found a deal where you get 70 free deck plans when you purchase a package of deck design software. The nice thing about having the plans included with the software, is that you can use the software to make changes to the plans to get your dream deck.
So if you want your deck a bit bigger, smaller or whatever, you can change it with the software. I’ve reviewed this software before and here’s the link: Design a Deck Software.