nailing guide for pine deck boards

Proper Deck Board Spacing - TimberTown

Tools and Tips for Proper Deck Board Spacing. Dry vs. Wet Wood – If your wood is damp during installation place the boards closer together since they’ll shrink once they dry. If wood is completely dry when you nail or screw it down it’s likely to stay that way. Plan accordingly based on how dry your decking is.【Get Price】

Deck Board Spacing & Installation Tips (DIY) | Family Handyman

Measure an equal distance in from each end of the deck allowing for an overhang (if desired) and snap a chalk line as a guide for the first row of decking. Align the first row with the chalk line and nail or screw the boards to the joists.【Get Price】

Nails or Screws for Deck: Which Is Better and When?

As with the deck boards that make up the floor of your deck you need to use the same 3-1/2-inch deck screws to attach the stair treads to the stringers. Railings. You’re nearing the end of your deck project and you’re ready to add the deck railings and balusters. This is another job for screws.【Get Price】

Decking Installation: how to place space & fasten deck boards

Deck Board Installation: how to connect decking to the deck framing. The quickest and the least expensive way to fasten decking boards is to nail them on. Be sure to use ring-shank or spiral-groove nails which hold much better than common nails. [Click to enlarge any image] For the tightest connection it is hard to beat decking screws.【Get Price】

Nailing decking: by hand or by nailgun?

Since you don't want the merbau to split then a nail gun is not the implement to use. No splits = pre-drill the merbau for the nails then hand nail and punch them down. A lot of effort. Why don't you just screw the deck down as this will be a lot less effort than the hand nail option. You didn't say what the joists are. Hardwood or treated pine.【Get Price】