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    Which way to run my Timber Deck

    I am just about to start the decking on my rear verandah and am in 2 minds as to which way to run the deck parallel to the inside tiles or on a 45degree angle with a border as shown??? What you think.Have no wife so cant ask her.
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    Real wood on a concrete slab...outdoors?

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    45*

    The other way will make the deck look chubby and short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSR View Post
    45*

    The other way will make the deck look chubby and short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSR View Post
    45*

    The other way will make the deck look chubby and short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaserxp215 View Post
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    +3, and a +2 on the conc slab under wood.. You are going to put a moisture barrier down first.. right?

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    Defiantly 45

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    I don't know what the rest of you guys are thinking.

    That wood(if it's wood) is gonna contract and expand....up against tile? Not me.

    What kinda glue/mastic is gonna keep it on the concrete?....and nailing it or screwing it down?....it'll split all over the place in a year. You could place sleepers under and maybe the finish height would come out even with the tile...I'd don't know that'd I'd go through all that.

    Why not just put tile or pavers on that patio...or even stain it....and never worry about it?

    Surfnturf......who installed that door?...there's no threshold. What's to keep water and creepy crawlers from getting in?

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    The decking up against the doors is under cover from the verandah roof so moisture from weather isnt going to have an affect.The concrete slab has a waterproof membrane underneath on top of the filling.

    The deck will have timber battens (weather treated) 3 x 1 1/2 inch which is screwed and glued to the slab at 2ft centres so it will have an air gap all around the boards.The deck will be then screwed to the battens using stainless screws.
    I am using an oil to wipe over the deck ( top and bottom)so if I damage a board I can sand it back and then oil it again and it will blend in.

    VaRedneck : The doors have a weather stiff brush under the door in the centre (out of sight)that stops the creepy's from coming inside.
    The batten height has been allowed for so the finished deck height is flush with the internal tiles.
    The timber is an Australian native hardwood (Jarrah) that is very durable and hard.

    I was tending towards the 45 degree with a single border board all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SURFnTURF View Post
    The decking up against the doors is under cover from the verandah roof so moisture from weather isnt going to have an affect.The concrete slab has a waterproof membrane underneath on top of the filling.

    The deck will have timber battens (weather treated) 3 x 1 1/2 inch which is screwed and glued to the slab at 2ft centres so it will have an air gap all around the boards.The deck will be then screwed to the battens using stainless screws.
    I am using an oil to wipe over the deck ( top and bottom)so if I damage a board I can sand it back and then oil it again and it will blend in.

    VaRedneck : The doors have a weather stiff brush under the door in the centre (out of sight)that stops the creepy's from coming inside.
    The batten height has been allowed for so the finished deck height is flush with the internal tiles.
    The timber is an Australian native hardwood (Jarrah) that is very durable and hard.

    I was tending towards the 45 degree with a single border board all around.
    Cool...we call those "sleepers". You say that wood is very hard...still, 2' on center when the decking is run at 90* is one thing...run at a 45* and your 2' on centers has become something like 3'....quite a bit longer between support. Maybe close that gap to say 1' or 16" centers.

    Just a thought.

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