Re: Hide Deck Cement Footings
If the footings sit proud of the deck face and cannot be covered, then I would recommend planting bushes along the front edge of the deck to hide the footings and underside of the deck. A planter would work, but if the footings sit forward of the deck, you're still going to see them behind the planter, you'll also not want to create a situation where soil or water can rest against the deck posts and cause rot.
You could also devise a cantilever to extend the deck beyond the footings so that they can be hidden with either lattice or solid wood planking. The cantilever would have to be built suitable to the situation, if it's purely decorative, then not a lot of structure needs to be used to support it. If the cantilever will be walked on, then it must be substantially supported to carry the weight of foot traffic, etc.
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