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10 Surprising Uses for Leftover Composite Decking

Composite decking is versatile and easy to work with. That’s why, when you’re done building your dream deck in your garden, there are so many other ways you can use your leftover composite to compliment your garden. Unlike working with timber or other materials, there’s no sanding or staining, and no risk of splinters so it’s a dream material to use for your DIY projects. And because composite decking is just as weather-resistant on the ground as it is anywhere else, it means any of your projects will be built to withstand the great British weather so you can enjoy them for years to come.

Read our top 10 creative ideas for using leftover decking to create complementary garden projects:

A storage box

Whether for garden furniture cushions, toys or tools, a garden storage box created from your composite decking materials is the perfect way to ensure your garden stays need and tidy.

Coordinated planters and raised beds

Building integrated planters or raised beds that coordinate with your decking can create a stylish and put-together look for your garden. The added benefit of using composite materials to build raised beds over timber is that they won’t become waterlogged or rot, so they will last a lot longer with little to no maintenance.

A dog house

Man’s best friend deserves a spot to call their own in their beautiful new garden. Building an outdoor kennel for your pooch allows them to shelter from the elements, and when you use composite for the floor it just needs a clean every now and then. The low-porosity wipe-clean surface will keep your dog house looking and smelling fresh all year round.

A bench

Whether a standalone bench or built-in bench seating around the edge of your deck, leftover composite can help you create coordinating, stylish garden seating. 

A table

Since reclaimed furniture is all the rage, why stop at a bench?. People are using everything from scaffold boards to pallets to create benches and tables using industrial-style table legs you can buy from hardware stores, eBay or Amazon.

Kids picnic bench

If you don’t have enough leftovers to stretch to a whole table, you can always build mini versions for the kids. Check out these plans here.

A coordinating children’s sandpit

Speaking of the kids, why not up your garden’s fun factor without compromising on the aesthetic by building them a coordinating sandpit using your leftover decking? As always, moisture from sand won’t cause composite to rot, so it should last their entire childhood.

A playhouse

If you have a lot of leftovers, you could even build your children an entire playhouse out of composite! No garish colours – children can appreciate style and sophistication too.

Stepping stones

Create any shape you like out of your leftover decking and imbed it in the ground to create stepping stones across a lawn or a children’s play area. And call yourself a garden designer.

An outdoor bar

Perhaps our favourite solution for finding a use for your leftover composite. Build yourself a freestanding or fold-down bar to enjoy a few cold beverages whilst surveying your gorgeous, coordinated new garden. Cheers!

How would you like to enjoy a drink from your new composite outdoor bar whilst soaking in your own hot tub? As a Composite Prime customer, you could win one! Enter our Composite Prime Rewards Prize Draw to be in with a chance. 

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