How to Build Boat Docks

Building a dock doesn’t have to be that expensive or complicated. You’d be surprised by how much you can do yourself right at home. The Youtube video “DIY Dock Construction by DockEdge+” shows exactly what you need to do, what materials to buy, and how easy making a simple dock can be. Let’s find out more!

The video shows a great way to make a 6-feet by 16-feet dock using Howell 550 floats. Additionally, you can go online and find tons of guides detailing all the materials you need to build docks. First, you have to find a level spot near the water where you can assemble the dock comfortably.

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You’re going to lay out the hardware and lumber of the structure, using the guide you found online. These docks use blue-label components.

Additionally, the products come with one-and-half-inch lumber with the minimum size for stringers set at 6 inches. The tutorial shows pressure-treated two-by-six stringers. It’s always best to lay out all the pieces on the ground before starting to assemble, so you can check if you have everything already.

You can watch the rest of the video for more details about building docks.


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