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Home Living : September 2nd 2008
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Warped decking The deck is complete. Timber decking is a wonderful feature for any outdoor entertainment area. Installing decking boards is relatively simple. However the installation can be more difficult when the timber decking lengths are bent and warped. But here's a simple solution. Step 1: Fix spacing at one end. Lay the timber decking board on to the decking frame next to the most recently-laid decking board. If the new board is warped, lay it so it bends away from the most recently-laid board. At one end, fix a nail into position between the two decking lengths. This sets the spacing between the two boards. Step 2: Fix spacing down the length. At the mid-point of the new timber decking board fix another nail into position between the two decking lengths. This sets the spacing. Step 3: Pre-drill holes to avoid splitting. Decking boards can split when nailing the board to the decking frame. To avoid this, drill holes into the board before nailing. The holes should be slightly thinner than the thickness of the decking nails. Step 4: Fix decking boards using decking nails. Insert decking nails into the pre-drilled holes and hammer into position. Repeat this process up the full length of the board. Step 5: Use a chisel to lever the board into place. As you work down the length of board, the warping will become more pronounced. Using a chisel, lever the decking board across to lessen the space and match your desired spacing. Fix the board into position with a nail. Step 6: Once fixed into place, the warp will not be recognisable. The deck is complete -- you're ready to entertain. Details: www.renobrothers.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org HOMELIVING RENOBROTHERS Renovation experts Matt and Simon Judkins show you the way to make DIY easier BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ We supply Carports & awning kits Metal roofing Guttering Flashings & all fing accessories DIY OR INSTALLATION ARRANGED M PRODUCTS PTY LTD Servicing all Sydney Metropolitan area Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au 2122060K Free Measure and Quote • SLIDING OR HINGED DOORS • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic: 185684C 2262271i hln wk37 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' Does your pool have cracks, rust spots, broken tiles, cracked pavers, flaking paint or just need a face lift. ASK ABOUT OUR WINTER SAVINGS $$$ WARATAH POOLS FOR FREE ESTIMATION CALL 9911 6628 NEED A FACELIFT DOES YOUR POOL 2273480i hln wk52 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • FreOver 20 years exp. www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2098223i hln wk06 10/47 Parramatta Rd. Granville | Ph: 9682 7888 FACTORY DIRECT/ WHOLESALE PRICES We will custom design from your drawings... FREE QUOTES 4.5M Lshaped UV coated polyurethane plus stone benchtop from $3000 + GST (supply only -- Limited Stock) 2211117i hln wk9 Open 9.30-5pm weekdays 10-3pm weekends
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