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WarrenC 06-30-2009 10:54 AM

Glue only for deck
 
I am building a deck and am going to use cedar 2x4's in a checkerboard pattern. The deck is covered. I came across a post somewhere on the internet where a builder has only used glue to attach his decking, and a few toe nails to keep things in place.

Would glue (a construction adhesive) work without mechanical fasteners? I am from Canada, so I would be subject to freeze/thaw cycles.

What is everyone's opinion?

imported_liza 07-03-2009 11:16 AM

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imported_MjM 10-12-2009 10:30 AM

In your situation, I would vote against 'glue only'. Without mechanical fastening, warping will snap the glue and possibly the wood itself (especially in cold climates).

If you ask me, 'glue only' is a cheapo way of doing it, labor-wise. I would both glue and screw. The glue will help lower wood squeek.

EdsDecking 10-13-2009 08:42 AM

Take Ed's Advice: Add decking to a neglected corner of your garden for the best results. http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll...00765&t=h&z=21

Patiosclotures 07-05-2011 04:36 AM

My experience is to use high quality wood glue and epoxy is expensive and difficult to work with although I found it works well for bonding aluminum to wood.

UpperDecker 07-06-2011 01:38 PM

Awesome
 
I'm so glad to have found this forum - I know this post is kind of unrelated but it is great to have a place to turn to where someone might already have answered my questions without me asking them!

woodworks 10-18-2011 06:45 AM

If you just dont want to be able to see the screws I would go with the Kreg deck jig system to hide the screws. http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2080749/29995/Kreg-Deck-Jig-System.aspx


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