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How to Install Wood Deck Boards
Building a wood deck makes a great DIY project for your home. Watch this video to find out the proper way to put down decking to make it last longer and hold up better. ...More
How to Install Wood Deck BoardsBy: Danny Lipford
Building a wood deck makes a great DIY project for your home. Here are some tips when laying the deck boards.
- When using pressure treated wood that’s still saturated with preservative, install the boards without a gap between them. As the wood dries, it will shrink, leaving a small gap between each board.
- Orient the deck boards so the growth rings in the end grain have the arc facing up.
- When nailing into the end of deck boards, turn the nail over and tap the point with a hammer to blunt the nail and prevent splitting.
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