How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk

Create a boardwalk in your back yard

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Belt sander
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Jigsaw
  • Posthole digger
  • Router
  • Safety glasses
  • Sledgehammer
  • Spade
  • Speed square

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 4x4 x 10-ft. (treated) post
  • 2x6 x 10-ft. (treated) boards
  • 5/4x6 x 8-ft. deck boards
  • 2x6 joist hangers
  • 60-lb. bags of pea gravel
  • 3-1/2-in. deck screws
  • 2-1/2-in. stainless steel finishing screws
  • joist hanger nails
  • 16-ft. x 12-in. hardboard siding
  • Mason's twine
  • Spray marking paint