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An Elegant Border for Your Deck

Herringbone corners and hidden fasteners require slight framing modifications, but the results look spectacular

When you're building a deck, you need to pay attention to the fasteners. When you're using beautiful wood, you might learn from the lessons John Michael Davis shares from his experience building an ipé deck with hidden fasteners. Davis chose hidden fasteners because he thought stainless-steel deck screws would have detracted from the beauty of the wood. He further enhanced the beauty of the deck and the wood by creating herringbone corners. Davis began the project with two boards in one square corner. He continued by weaving in the herringbone pattern. This article includes a sidebar about the EB-TY hidden-fastener system that Davis used for this project.

An Elegant Border for Your Deck

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