Welcome to our free blueprint of a 2-level wood deck design and plans.
The 2-level is a popular design because it’s both pleasing to the eye and can be very functional. One or two steps creates 2 distinct sections of the deck.
Often the upper section, which is closest to the house, is a dining/grilling (if large enough an outdoor kitchen) area and the lower section is used as an outdoor living room.
While our design is 2 levels, you don’t need to stop there. Some people create tiered decks with 3 or 4 levels. These can be intricate decks but look incredible when down. The image on which we based this 2 level deck plan can be found on Zillow DigsTM.
The one downside to multi-level decks is that you must be careful about the edge. It’s easy to forget and then while sitting in a chair, push it backwards and tumble backwards. That said, in my view, the added dimension of a second level plus the demarcation creating 2 separate sections is well worth it.
If you live in an area where you can enjoy the outdoors much of the year, it’s worth investing in a large deck that can accommodate grilling, dining and sitting areas.
Our full blueprints for this deck is set out below. Click each image to enlarge.
If you prefer to have the PDF version, click here and save it to your computer.
Blueprints (.jpg) for this 2 level deck design
2-Level Deck Design
Cement Pillar Layout
The Deck Framing Plan
Deck Railing Plans
Top View of the Deck
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