We built a hot tub deck recently and it turned out quite nicely. The mountain laurel newel posts stick up above the handrails for a completely different look. Nestled in a woodsy spot, the posts and balusters also blend beautifully with the background. As you’ll see in the following pictures, natural elements bring to life our concept of an incredibly functional deck.
As another unique feature, we incorporate a mature tree directly into the deck and railing design. By doing so, we take advantage of the property’s natural beauty to create more than just an outdoor living space. The result is a tranquil and relaxing backyard naturescape.
Unifying the hot tub deck into its natural surroundings is only part of the beauty. The deck design also includes some incredibly functional elements. A long, built-in bench seat conveniently adds extra seating capacity. This particularly comes in handy when entertaining family and friends. Constructed with a slight angle, the bench features an ergonomic design crafted for comfort.
This bench railing is an almost perfect design. The only thing I would do differently is to leave some space between the bottom board under the bench. That way it isn’t hard down on the deck, but instead has some space to blow leaves under.
While sitting on the left side of the hot tub one can enjoy a soothing view of the landscape. Instead of blocking the scenery, the meandering branch balusters allow for some transparency. And better yet, they complement the background.
The Mountain Laurel handrail is strong and secure, functioning as a safety feature along the perimeter of the raised deck.
All in all, the branch railing, bench and hot tub deck design provides a host of benefits, ingeniously. While boosting the beauty of a backyard, it encloses a deck for security and a touch of privacy, and adds extra seating space for convenience. Not to mention, Mountain Laurel branches form durable balusters and posts that need very little maintenance.
What do you think?