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    Deck Box

    I'm wanting to build a deck box to keep the pool toys in. I don't really care for the plastic ones available in the stores and I have the tools and ability to build one myself. Before I go and just start building a box, I thought I would check on here for ideas. I'm sure some of you handyman have constructed your own pool box. Any pictures and, or plans would be much appreciated.
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    Re: Deck Box

    I'm guessing you want the pool box to have some style? Seeing you live in Cali and i don't know what the surroundings of your pool larea looks like I'll give this my best newbie shot.
    I would build each side of the box using bamboo in the center either run horizontally or vertically and picture framing wood to be stained around the bamboo. you can have a channel in the framing that the bamboo stalks slide into. you can get bamboo stalks from a 1/4 in to 6 in in diameter large dia could be cut in half .well just some of my ideas
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    Re: Deck Box

    Thanks for the idea of using bamboo. I just might do that because we are getting ready to re-landscape the pool area with a tropical theme. I would still like to see someones plans as to how they constructed the actual box. ie lid, framework, hinges, etc.
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    Re: Deck Box

    Consider what you might put in it, like 5 gallon bucket of pool chems or a roll of hose, etc. I built a few a round my spa and made sure I could fit my various plastic storage bins as well as milk crates.
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    Re: Deck Box

    Actually I'm wanting to build a box for pool toys. With 3 young grand kids, there are plenty of pool toys scattered around.
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    Re: Deck Box

    My husband built this deck box. It's great for storage, a bench and a place to lounge around. It's nothing fancy, just functional. Excuse the appearance of the deck flooring, I plan to use my long weekend to pressure wash, restain and waterseal all our wood.

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    Re: Deck Box

    I'd suggest using red cedar for the build..it'll stand up to the elements and wet pool conditions for a good long time.
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    Re: Deck Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha_in_AL
    My husband built this deck box. It's great for storage, a bench and a place to lounge around. It's nothing fancy, just functional. Excuse the appearance of the deck flooring, I plan to use my long weekend to pressure wash, restain and waterseal all our wood.

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    Thanks for posting. That's pretty much what I am looking to build. Hopefully I will get going on this project soon.
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    Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump
    Polaris 3900 Sport Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Polaris 3/4 hp Booster Pump
    Pentair/PacFab Nautilus D.E. Filter 48 Sq Ft

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