How to build your wood deck 1 2 3

How to build your wood deck - first board positioning, levelling





Ipe decking

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Size 21 x 140mm

Price per m:

51.90 (incl VAT)

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Size 21 x 140mm

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38.70 (incl VAT)

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position first deck boardtemplate deck boardstainless steel screws

In the high traffic entrance area, one should start with the position of the first deck board marking on the concrete surface

A left over piece of wood of the deck planks later serves as a template to provide the appropriate drilling holes

The woods with plugs and stainless steel screws are supplied to connect the deck with the concrete floor.

pre drill deck boardslevel out uneven floorsjigsaw deck planks

Pre drill in order to mark the holes on the concrete slab at the entrance using the template

to level out and compensate for uneven floors, use lines to match the decking planks

With the jigsaw prepare the necessary cuts for the house corner notches

fastening decking boardcutting deckinglaying joists

Fastening the decking board by board and while fasten use spacers between the decking planks

It is very helpful for cutting the decking boards to use a miter saw. It's worth ...

... itself, and if you do not have one you should rent or borrow one (Yellow Pages). On this picture it is shown the laying of the joists.


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