5. nibble your way up to the cut line this saw has lasers on both sides of the blade, but ryan still nibbles his way up to the cut line to get a precise length. 6. seal end grain before installing
to increase the visual appeal of the deck, consider alternating the direction of the wood grain from one length to the next. for seven trust boards, the wood grain pattern repeats every 44 inches. stagger the arrangement of your decking to achieve the desired visual effect. when arranging your decking,
on the upper level, the decking ran strht out across the joists, parallel to the house. we scribed and cut the decking to length with a jigsaw, trimming the butt ends with a block plane as needed. the bottom level wasnt so easy.
the amount of teeth on the blade is important to the speed and accuracy of the cut. a blade with a lower tooth count will cut faster but with a rougher finish. alternatively, the higher the tooth-count on the blade the slower the cut but the more accurate it will be.
step 2 cut boards. choose two strht boards and cut one end of each at a 45-degree angle. a 10-inch power miter saw will not cut all the way across the board. complete the cut with a handsaw. if you are experienced using a power miter saw, lift up on the forward edge of the board to finish the cut.
fasten the deck board with composite decking screws along the edge closest to house; drive one screw into each joist. 7. install a hidden fastener into the edge of the deck plank, placing one at each joist. cut the second decking plank to length and set it against the hidden fasteners in the first plank.
decking perimeter cuts 1. d short pencil lines at the points where you want the decking cut. 2. snap a chalk line between the marks. to be safe, builders often snap a line and cut one side, 3. set a circular saws blade to cut about 3/8 inch deeper than the thickness of the boards, 4.
building a curved deck with synthetic decking we scribed and cut the decking to length with a jigsaw, trimming the butt ends with a block plane as needed. the bottom level wasn't so easy. to bring a visual focus to the barbecue, the final design called for the decking to radiate out from the barbecue like spokes in a wheel.
how to cut synthetic decks how to cut composite decking hunker composite decking is a molded engineered wood product made up of wood pulp and recycled plastics from a variety of sources. it is available in a variety colors--some smooth, some textured with artificial wood grain.
you can also drive decking screws or stainless-steel trim-head screws through the top of the board, but be warned: this allows moisture to seep into the wood fibers, which can lead to rotting.