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10 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

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

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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.



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