Laying a deck straight - Laying a Deck Straight A method of...

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A method of laying decking straight Assuming the joists are fixed in place. If not go to How to Build a Deck This is an ideal method of how to lay decking straight and is most suitable for extra long decks. It involves 'pinging' a chalkline where every third decking board is to go, giving a perfectly straight line of where to fix that decking board to. Step (1) Along the two end joists, mark the outside edge of every third decking board. Start out from the building the deck is attatched to. eg: If a decking board is 90mm wide (a standard deck board usually is) plus a gap of 5mm, then three decking boards including the gap would equal 285mm. Therefore mark along the two end joists, out from the building, increments of 285mm. See fig.1 Step (2) Mark a straight line, using a chalkline , from one end joist to the other end joist, from A to A, B to B, C to C etc. See fig 2 Step (3) Lay and nail every third row of decking board on the building side of the chalklines. See fig.3.
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2009 for the course ENGR 23432 taught by Professor Puliyambath during the Spring '09 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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