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Multi-level deck and gazebo

This deck was built on a very rocky, unlevel area next to the lake by my cottage. Framed with deck blocks and joists, but I used the Kreg Deck Jig to attach all the decking. Looks great, and I've noticed some of my woodworker friends trying to figure out why there aren't any screw holes!

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Comment by Derek Gould on November 4, 2013 at 2:41pm

I used the Protec-Kote screws, which have a Robinson head; the driver bit that comes with the kit.

Comment by Jim Covington on November 4, 2013 at 1:59pm

Derek,

    did you use the philips head screws or the other one?

Comment by Derek Gould on November 4, 2013 at 11:11am

Michael; I'm not in the US, I'm in eastern Canada. Here we usually call them 'cabins', but for most of the rest of the country they use the term 'cottage' -- at least for anything that has electricity and running water!

Comment by michael evans on November 4, 2013 at 4:43am

Nice job Derek, looks like a challenging build ?You have cottages in the states thought they were a sight in the English countryside go steady .

Comment by Derek Gould on November 3, 2013 at 4:53pm

No loose screws and no boards popping up, so worked as advertised! I used 5/4 x 6 PT deck boards, with the trusses on 24", and two screws on every truss. I turned the boards so that the grain is pointing down, so I had expected I might see some cupping, but so far so good. The screws seem to hold very well. I was pretty careful when i drilled the holes, and also careful not to over-torque the screws.

Comment by Jim Covington on November 3, 2013 at 12:58pm

impressive indeed !   No loose screws or boards popping up yet?    If not, that would mean the KREG JIG system worked as stated on their website?

Jim

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