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Planking Patterns

Choosing A Planking Pattern

When planning your deck, it is a good idea to plan which style of planking will fit best for your deck and budget. Flip through the Past Work to see a number of these styles combined. A spine with a picture frame. Or the deck planked on the 45° with a spine and Picture Frame. Planking with different styles can add a lot of character, with not adding a lot to the budget.

Straight Planked

Looking for a clean, simple, and classic deck design? Look no further than our straight-planked option at Econo Decks. This design is perfect for decks that can take full-length boards without the need for butt joints. With straight-planked decking, you can achieve a seamless look that adds a touch of elegance to your outdoor living space.

One of the benefits of straight-planked decking is its versatility. It can work for a variety of deck sizes and shapes, and is especially effective for decks that are narrower than 16′. Straight-planked decking is also easy to maintain and clean, making it a practical choice for homeowners who want a beautiful deck without the hassle.

Picture Frame

A picture frame deck is a great way to elevate the style and sophistication of any outdoor living space. With this unique deck design, the perimeter of the deck is framed with a different pattern than the interior, creating a stunning picture frame effect that is sure to impress. One of the biggest benefits of a picture frame deck is the ability to customize it to your individual preferences and style. Our expert team specializes in designing and building custom picture frame decks that add depth, dimensionality, and visual interest to any home. Contact us today to learn more about our deck design options and to schedule a consultation with us!

Spine Insert

At Econo Decks, we offer a unique and stylish option to break up the length of your deck with a spine insert. This technique is ideal for decks that are wider than 16′, as it adds a design factor while also providing a functional purpose. By inserting a plank perpendicular to the rest of the boards, the spine insert breaks up the long deck and adds an eye-catching feature that draws the eye.

Our team of expert deck builders can strategically place the spine insert wherever it makes the most sense for your deck design. In the photo on our website, we placed the spine insert to the left of the stairs, but it can be placed in any location that suits your individual needs and preferences.

45° Planking

A 45-degree planking pattern is one of the most beautiful and unique ways to plank a deck. This type of planking pattern is ideal for very wide decks that are shallower than 11′, as it allows for a 16′ board to span 11′ diagonally without any butt joints. The end result is a wide deck with no joints, which creates a seamless and elegant appearance.

While this type of planking pattern requires more material and extra framing to support the diagonal boards, the end product is truly stunning. The 45-degree angle adds a sense of depth and dimensionality to the deck, making it more visually interesting and appealing. Additionally, because there are no butt joints, this planking pattern is a great option for those who want a low-maintenance deck with fewer areas for dirt and debris to collect.

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Every deck package starts the same. They all need the same structure. But after structure, we can customize your deck from very simple and functional, to very luxurious and maintenance-free.

Decking Material

From Pressure treated wood, to composite decking, or even vinyl decking, there is lots to choose from. Click here to find out more…

Planking Patterns

There are a few different planking options available. Click here to find out more…

We are pleased to offer you 3 types of railings… Wood, Aluminium, and a wood-Aluminium Hybrid. Click here to find out more…

Stair Types

When building a deck, stairs can be crucial. Click here to find out more…

Why Econo Decks?​

We can help with all these deck selections. After all, it’s what we do!

The best thing to do when deciding what your new deck requires, is to give us a call, or to send us a message, and we will gladly come out, free of charge, and guide you on what might be best for your deck project, and price it out right there on the spot for you. No hassles. No commitments. No problems.

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