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DIY Composite Deck Project Guide | Seven Trust

Once you’ve finished building your DIY composite deck, installing your railing, and lighting your outdoor living space with an inviting glow, you’re ready for the final stage: decorating. In this article, we explore ample deck decorating ideas to boost your inspiration and your styling know-how.

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How To Build a Composite Deck | how-tos | DIY

Composite decking is a great low-maintenance material (Image 2). Secure the first plank with screws. Special fasteners called Tiger Claws secure the remaining planks (Image 3). These are hidden under the planks.

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How to Build a Deck - The Seven Trust

Use metal strapping hardware or composite shims to fine-tune the beam level. Don’t use wood shims as they will compress over time. Attach the beam to the post bases using post-base hardware nails or screws. Check beam alignment and adjust as needed to make sure beams are square.

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DIY Deck Plans - Step-by-Step Small Deck Plans | Family Handyman

For these small wood deck plans, you’ll find treated lumber, cedar boards and many of the metal fasteners at your local home center or full-service lumberyard. You’ll may have to special-order the tongue-and-groove composite decking (we used a type called “Geodeck”), the 6×6 posts and the special “long-tail” beam hangers.

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building a small deck - DIY tips - YouTube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHSYBauPzk | Easy DIY tips for small home deck building. Also for small doorstep builds.

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How to Build a Simple DIY Deck on a Budget

Step 5: Prep your deck wood. For me, I decided to use 2 x 4 Douglas Fir wood (simple framing-wood), because it is inexpensive, but still extremely strong. If you can get your hands on a wood planer, use it! It will make sure all your wood is the same height and also give those rough 2 x 4s a beautiful, smooth finish.

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