As of October 2015, plans for floating deck systems are at websites for DIY Network, HGTV and The Home Depot. The plans at DIY Network need advanced carpentry skills and more than two days to complete. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photographs.
Directions for HGTV's floating deck begin with leveling the ground. This is a critical first step, and builders should use a laser level to ensure accuracy. In addition to basic directions, there is a link for custom deck options. The Home Depot's illustrated 24-step plans use pressure treated lumber for footer posts and interior and exterior frames. These are topped by decking boards.