How to deal with nail pops, damaged, twisted boards and severe fading and discoloration. Andretta and Kenneth Allen live in a quiet suburban neighborhood on the south side of New Orleans -- a city steeped in history and tradition. While their home isn't nearly as old the French Quarter, the deck looked as
(Tips on posts and beams: temporarily brace your posts on all four sides with one-by-fours staked into the ground, and criss-cross one-by-fours from post to post for stability while you install the joists. If possible, also temporarily tack a board from the house to the post for added stability while you install the beams.)
Reclaim old wood, clean up inexpensive rough-sawn boards, and create custom thicknesses for woodworking projects. By the DIY If you do any remodeling, deck building or woodworking, you'll never regret the investment in a wood planer. In this article . Stack boards side by side to plane off saw marks. Look at the
The “Handler,” in charge of the movement of gear across the flight deck, uses a “Ouija Board,” a mockup of the carrier deck complete with model The F-35s first test flights were tracked on the USS Eisenhower's old-school Ouija board. “Computers are nice, having electronic equipment is nice, but if you
As your planing the boards make sure to blow the dust off after every 5 or 6 boards, this will help keep the blades sharper longer. You will also want to check the blades for nicks and such every 20 boards or so. Following these steps I have managed to plane PT deck boards for 3 to 4 decks before having to
My house has an old cedar deck that, after 18 years, has suffered from a Southern exposure, such that the upper board surfaces are grayed, large cracks going down 1 16 to 1 8th, and probably some are slightly bowed, warped or otherwise mis-shapen.
Planning a deck joist. Stretch a chalk line across the joists to find high spots and plane them down. Most PVC and composite products aren't as rigid as wood, so they One way to support the perimeter boards is to add an extra joist 5-1 2 in. away from the outside joist and then install a 2x6 on its side between the two joists.
It's built of pressure treated wood and I'd guess it to be 20 years old or so. I've used a powerwasher (fun!) I plan to use clear deck sealer when weather permits but I suspect it should get a bit of sanding first. I think renting a big drum Keep the gaps between decking boards clear. Check everything in the
Remove Old Decking. Removing the existing decking If the boards are nailed in place, make cuts with the circular saw -- parallel to the joists -- and pry the deck board sections out in small pieces. Pry out or pound down any to make sure the deck is still level. Place wood shims in low spots or plane down high spots.
When installing wet wood decking on decks that will get full sun exposure for more than 25% of the day, I butt the boards tightly against each other, anticipating that they will shrink, creating the required gap. If the deck will As an old carpenter once told me, "The outside of the tree should face the weather.".
The first step is to remove the old deck boards so that you can inspect the underlying joists, beams and posts, and then make any necessary repairs or replacements prior to attaching the new decking. If you're impatient, demolition can be accomplished with a circular saw and sledgehammer, but you may
Last summer a guy I know was going to be tearing an old deck of of his house and replacing it with a new one. He actually asked me if The biggest issue was who ever built the deck used galvanized nails to nail all the deck boards down. The Redwood has the planer. -- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"
Would it be sacrilegious to us a Festool planer to strip old paint off of wood? My neighbor is tearing out . plane on piano cases. I would think once you got the bulk of the paint off, then you could run the boards through a planer or even go back to your original plan to plane it with an electric hand planer.