DIY Network

Building a Deck

10 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

Planning for a new deck? Be sure to keep these expert tips in mind.

More in Outdoors

+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Featured Products in This Gallery

Board Spacing

Weather and time will make your wood boards move via expansion and contraction, so make sure you space the boards apart. Rule of thumb is 1/8 inch. You can use spacers specifically designed for this purpose, but many pros simply use a few screws used on the job as spacers.

Advertisement

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

All About…

More Topics