The traditional way most builders go about decking is to randomly stagger joints. The result is that end to end deck boards share the 1 1/2 in. thickness of each joist. That can cause problems, especially with wood decks. With only 3/4 in. of nailing surface
You'll be left with a bunch of 1X4's and 1X6's attached to the 2x4 in the center. By rocking the 1x4's and the 1x6's back and forth, you can get the board off without totally destroying it. There were still be quite a few ruined boards. Good for the woodstove. Pull or
This unpredictability means that a deck can develop dips and dives, and deck boards attached to the framing move out of plane creating raised and ugly joints. It’s frustrating to see a beautiful deck compromised by the irregularity of inconsistent framing lumber six
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his method for constructing a handsome on grade deck on our blog. Learn the simple steps to DIY deck building today. Remove the building's trim and siding to 1 foot above the top of where the ledger will sit.