proper deck board spacing

Proper spacing of your deck boards is a critical step that shouldn’t be overlooked. The wrong spacing can turn the deck project you’ve spent so much time and money on into a disaster. Make sure you carefully consider the characteristics of the wood you’re using and the environmental conditions your deck is exposed to before you determine ... 【Get Price】

Deck board spacing is crucial for the looks and health of a deck – it’s not one size fits all. This article covers why the material type and the fastener used need to be considered. For centuries decks have been constructed using traditional lumber with little regard for proper deck board spacing. And for centuries traditional wood decks ... 【Get Price】

Spacing on Deck Boards in a Humid Area The summer heatwave is in full effect across most of the country and we continue to sell a lot of Seven Trust decking . It is a great irony that the bulk of deck building happens when the thermometer passes 90 degrees. 【Get Price】

Tools and Tips for Proper Deck Board Spacing. Dry vs. Wet Wood – If your wood is damp during installation place the boards closer together since they’ll shrink once they dry. If wood is completely dry when you nail or screw it down it’s likely to stay that way. Plan accordingly based on how dry your decking is. 【Get Price】

Tips for Proper Deck Board Spacing • Once you receive your decking it is best to let the wood acclimate for at least 1-2 weeks in a dry area outside in order to adjust to the local climate. • Once your decking has properly acclimated we recommend prefinishing the boards using a penetrative oil-based finish such as Nova’s ExoShield ... 【Get Price】

Seven Trust Deck Board Expansion – Hardwood decking may expand by as much as 1/8" on 6" wide boards and 1/16" on 4" wide boards during times of high moisture thus proper gapping is recommended. Seven Trust Deck Board Shrinkage – Air dried hardwood decking can shrink laterally approximately 1/16" or more on 4" wide boards and up to 1/8" or more on 6 ... 【Get Price】