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Home Living : September 2nd 2008
2 HLF - Publication, 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 Renovating? 2203615i hlw wk03 See your new kitchen drawn on our computer We can do everything Plumbing Electrical Wall tiling Home owners Warranty/ Insurance 365 Blaxland Road, Ryde NSW 2112 Call Now 9807 3766 $1000 OFF APPLIANCES when you order your new kitchen before October 31st 2008 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS THOMSON'S OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au POLYCARBONATE AWNINGS Translucent Carbolite Lets in light -- keeps out heat Up to 2.4m projection. No posts Suitable for windows -- doors -- patios 2344650i hln wk1 PHONE: 9980 7611 Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2186337i hln wk42 SHUTTER SPECIALISTS + LIFETIME WARRANTY + FREE QUOTES PH: 9868 5373 ONLY 2102046i hln wk36
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