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Wow, what a list! Thanks for posting this, on another forum someone needed a list like this with these great tips ect. I will be sure to point the...
hey nice find GuRu! you rule! lol, I liked some of the coastal pictures :)
not much, nor big, even though the angle and pic size make it looks like it :D
I have a 15x15 on the side of my house, not much for the jobs I do for decks I have made some big designed ones, they are very nice :D
Depends wether the paint is pealing or coming off in some form, other wise if you water seal it you should be fine for at least 2 years :)
Sanding, staining, and water sealing :D that is the best way to go :)
metal always works great, only thing about them is the rusting of it, but other than that it really is (usually) the studiest of them all :)
I use just nails and screws too lol, tiger claws are a good idea, you don't have to go into the wood so they prevent the weakening of the wood...
I usually do this:
and your done :D
Hmmm... I found this (http://www.messmers.com/prod_uv_faq.html) it has UV protectants in it to protect the stain for the sun, not so sure about...
I usually just do a thorough sanding and it usually takes care of it. Personally I would not manually do it, get like an automatic sander.
Here is a site I found interesting about how you should pick a stain, something that would last long and look nice. You should check it out......
I like wood better, it looks nice and more natural. Unless there is a need for a metal deck (something that lasts longer) then I would rather...
Metal with say a "pool rug" would be better than wood just because when people get out of the pool they would drip water all over the wood and if...
I would recommend that you should just plan where you need to drill, it makes it easier. Also get a more powerful drill too, not a hand held on...
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