Decks – Screwed and Plugged vs hidden
I’m getting ready to install a new deck and I like the looks of no fasteners showing. I’ve done a little research on the different hidden fastener systems available but I’m not really sold on any of them. I REALLY like the looks of a screwed and plugged deck but I don’t want to make my own plugs and the only premade plugs that I can fine in a rot resistant wood are black walnut (the deck will be red cedar).
1. I’m wondering if the sanding of the harder walnut in the soft cedar will be problematic.
2. If 5/4 deck boards are deep enough to countersink and plug or should I use 2X6 material.
3. If there IS a good hidden fastener system that I’ve just not found.
4. Or am I just plain crazy for not just using nails.