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How to Build a Composite Wood Deck (page 1 of 2)

Outdoor structures such as decks built with composite wood will last longer and require less maintenance than ordinary lumber. Plus, it's an earth-friendly green building product.

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Materials

  • composite decking
  • mounting brackets
  • stainless steel deck screws
  • mounting screws
  • 1-lb. box of 3" deck screws
  • 1/2" diameter stainless steel bolts
  • saber clips
  • uni-ball connectors

Tools

  • chop saw
  • drill
  • mallet
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • safety goggles
  • 1/2" bolt bit
  • 7/32" drill bit

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