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Old 06-30-2009, 10:54 AM  
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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?



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Old 07-03-2009, 11:16 AM  
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:30 AM  
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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.

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:42 AM  
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Take Ed's Advice: Add decking to a neglected corner of your garden for the best results.

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Old 07-05-2011, 04:36 AM  
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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.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:38 PM  
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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!

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Old 10-18-2011, 06:45 AM  
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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/208...ig-System.aspx



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