I am about to start the deck and have seen and talked to a few builders about various ways to attach the first strip on the outer edge of the deck. Any preferences out there? I am leaning towards finishing nails hammered into the temporary bulkheads, pre drilling the holes first. The king plank looks like it will require a few nails also. After that I want to use no nails or staples just clamps and pieces of wood to hold strips in place while the glue dries.
Finishing nails vs staples......any comments?
It seems like the first strip requires quite a bit of bending to conform to the hull. Will the cedar strip bend without breaking or should I consider heating or steaming the strip?
Any other hybrid deck costruction travel tips?
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