joining deck boards

How do you like to turn your decking boards? I personally like to have all of my deck board start at the house and end on the outside of the deck.

There are often questions about here about joining decking boards; should you have double joists, or just butt join on a joist and have 4 nails or screws on the same ...

This involves areas such as where two deck boards join together in the center of a joist and both ends must be nailed to that joist Usually you would split the wood ...

If you try and join the deck boards on one joist the deck boards will split because the screws will be too close to the end!

I am planning a new deck in the back garden. I have done plain flat decks, a 4.5 metre square cantilevered on over a stepped garden. I would like this it to be ...

I'm trying to get a few hints and tips on joining the decking. ... into the decking board because if you try to force the nail through the initial pilot it will ...

Hey guys, I was asked by a friend of mine that is builiding a deck for some help. His railing that he will be installing has a "cap" or top rail that is a 5/4 x 6 ...

Lay the decking boards on top of the frame, perpendicular to the joists, ... If you have to join two or more decking boards to complete the length of the deck, ...

What is the best detail for butt-joining 5/4 x 6 deck boards? I've seen jobs where ends were cut at maybe a 30 degree angle, sort of a scarf, so that you can't peer ...

Installing Deck Boards. Installing deck boards usually begins at the house wall and goes out toward the end, with the boards always running perpendicular to the joists.

Before you install the deck boards, ... These pieces must always join directly over the center of a joist, to provide a nailing surface for each piece.

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What are your thoughs on 5/4 vs 1" deck boards. 16" centres but am concerned the 1" boards could end up being a bit bouncy. Do you think that will be an issue at all?

How to Join Wood Boards. One method of joining wood boards together is by using the butt joint. With modern wood glue, the butt joint is just as strong as any other ...

Many times the deck is wider then the longest decking board available. So random joints should be placed and staggered throughout the decking installation.

Hello, I'm finishing off my deck project, pretty much down to the cap rail now. The way this is supposed to work is that the cap rail board runs straight down the top ...

I'm in the process of installing a new deck using composite deck boards with pressure treated framing lumber. What is the recommended distance (on center) between ...

Yes. Every time you butt-join two decking boards, use a Sharkstooth fastener on both sides of each board where the join occurs. more

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