Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Reader Of­fer -

STEP 7

along the front of the porch so the up­per­most board is flush to the top of the ba ens. Use deck­ing spac­ers to cre­ate a 4mm gap be­tween boards. Predrill with a coun­ter­sink­ing bit then screw boards to ens with deck­ing screws.

Start­ing from the front, lay deck­ing across the pa­tio. Let the first board over­hang the boards down the front by 5mm then lay out re­main­ing boards with a 4mm gap be­tween them.

Predrill and screw deck­ing to ba ens. Cut down the last board so it fits against the wall.

STEP 10 Ap­ply 2 coats of deck­ing oil to all deck­ing boards, al­low­ing them to dry a„er each coat.

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