How to Build a Timber Deck

If you are thinking about constructing a hardwood deck at the rear of your property, this article was written with you in mind. If you have a comprehensive tool kit and are competent at carpentry, there’s no reason why you can’t build your very own hardwood deck. Foundation There are two ways to build a foundation; you could build a concrete base, or you could build a timber framework that will support the deck. If you are going to build a timber framework, you should start by driving in 4x4 timbers onto each corner, and after checking levels, you can begin to create a strong framework of timber joists that have struts inserted every few feet. Steel brackets will secure the joists and once you have finished the framework, you are ready to fit the decking. Hardwood Decking It is importa

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