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Deck Building: Materials and Construction Basics

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from The Family Handyman

Tips for How to Build a Deck

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from This Old House

Read This Before You Build Your Deck

A jig and screw kit allows fast installation of decking without pilot holes. The secret of the handy hidden fastener system is an augering screw that hogs out wood as it's driven, along with a special tool that holds it at the proper angle and acts as a board spacer.

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Use blocking and bolts to create a stronger railing than one with posts connected to rim joists that are nailed only to the end grain of the joists.

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