1. Cut deck starter to proper length with consideration for finishing trim options.
2. Screw deck starter onto ledger board closest to house securely.
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Before starting, check local building codes.
Because deck boards should closely approximate outdoor temperature at time of installation, store them outside.
Centers should be 16 inches maximum.
C-channel needs 1 ¼-inch overhang; finishing trim needs 1 ¼-inch overhang.