Wendy Bradley Backyard November 08th, 2018 - 07:32:57
Tips for installing deck boards. and things are looking good we're using five quarter by six-inch deck boards. They have a rounded edge which really cuts down any splintering. That type of thing. It's really really a nice way to go and we're screwing everything down. In fact, can you guys remember the last time we nailed one of these things down? I've had to be what 10 15 years or better what the scooter is so much better than nails. Do they don't move on it? You know, and it just types them up. You know, don't worry about the nails popping out down. They used to really pull up at nails all right week. Ii and deck boards would tweet. You know cup up and screws are the only way to go yep, I'm just going to get the margins set here. Bucky, as you can see, we're using treated lumber. We've used it many times before. Installing deck boards is a particularly difficult buy.
Think there are a few tips mean the boys can pass along just to make certain you have really good luck. This, for one thing, you always want to stagger your joints. You don't want to have two joints like this in adjoining rows. Just put them a little bit. It's going to give you a lot better structure on the deck, but I like to do with free drill all the place is that way they don't split so much and it's really important to keep a nice even margin between your deck boards and the outside of Your framing we like to check ourselves about every five or six boards, snap, a line if we have to, and then we can straighten ourselves out if needed. Now, it's really important to maintain some even margins in between your boards. Some of these boards will bone will be on the larger ones.
Bucky show them what we can do there. Typically, what we've done before just kind of put the old leg to it and the longer ones will Bend yeah screw them down, but some of these shorter ones - you just you, can't get enough muscle on it, so we screw in a scrap piece like this. Then Bucky just wrenches on a little bit, brings it in okay, that's good right there and then get a few screws in. If you only well that's right! Another thing we like to do is you can see me around all the deck boards long when you're done decking take us to chalk line snap, a line cut them all up, but he turned out nice and straight and word of the wise is always cut your first Deck board before you start decking, because when you're cut come down, you're cutting away and get to there saw hits the house and can finish your cut. Then you have to go, find your hand saw and cut it off that way.