What is the best detail for butt-joining 5/4 x 6 deck boards? I've seen jobs where ends were cut at maybe a 30 degree angle, sort of a scarf, so that you can't peer straight down into a crack.
I'm trying to get a few hints and tips on joining the decking. I've got a 90x45 joist at 500 centres and am using 90x19 Merbau. I'm fixing the decking with 10g 50mm stainless square drive screws. 3/32" into the decking board because if you try to force the nail through the initial pilot it will split the decking board. if you're using
If you use 2x boards for decking, that should be fine if the joists are 16" on center. If you want to use 5/4 decking, you should probably put the joists 12" on center so that the diagonal run is closer to 16".
TIMBER DECKING FIXING INSTRUCTIONS - Metsä Wood. When joining two cut deck boards together in a run, fix with screws 15mm from the end of each board, at an angle to ensure secure fixing into the joists below.
Never join all the courses over the same joist, as it will look like a big suture running down the deck. Stagger the joints so that every other course joins over the same joists. Finishing nails are not recommended for use in deck construction; use double hot-dip galvanized HDG 16d nails instead.
The process in which you join two structural floor joists together is called sistering. In order to do this, you must clear out an area directly adjacent to the floor joist you are trying to repair, from the nearest load bearing header to the plate that the original joist used to sit on.
Extending deck joists Size would be 10' X 20'. If I'm using 12' lumber for joists, what is the best way to join two boards together to get the length that I need?
You should consider staggering the joints and I would cut some of the deck boards into 6' lengths. You should start one row with a 6' and 12' arrangement. The next row do a 12' and 6' arrangement.
Isn't it possible to cut the deck board to end and start on an existing joist? I agree an extra joist would look wrong, but I don't think you will notice a join in a board on an existing joist.
I have personally never built a deck in a manner that requires butt joining. To be more specific, the ones that I see that I don't like has two decking boards that have to share a joist to rest on.
If I had used 2x8 or larger joists instead, I could have, for example, pulled a solution right out of the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide: Based on the 2009 International Residential Code, which is a free download from the American Wood Council at awc.org. But the guide doesnt even mention 2x6s in its joist-span tables.
Lay a deck board on it and jump on it. If it flexs more than is acceptable for you reduce the gap and try again till you get a spacing that you are happy with for the size and quality of deck board that you are using.
Floor joists for a deck, placed 24 on center, are usually adequate. Determined joist spacing layout. Starting from a nail placed at the center of one of