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    New Deck

    Going to replace my deck this coming spring. Can't decide on Trex or real wood, either way I don't want fasteners showing so will use a jig that allows you to put in fasteners in the sides if I'm using wood. Any suggestions?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMYXC7TmhDw

    I have one of these,used it for the 8X8 deck I built this last summer using 8 foot composite boards. In that length they do not have the groove for the clips. Was a joy to use, looks great. Wish I had the new cordless drill/impact driver combo I just got for Xmas, with those it would be even faster. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    Going to replace my deck this coming spring. Can't decide on Trex or real wood, either way I don't want fasteners showing so will use a jig that allows you to put in fasteners in the sides if I'm using wood. Any suggestions?
    I used real wood...after 10 years, lots of painting and maintenance, should of gone Trex or equivalent....
    Wood looks good, not worth it long term...
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    Not a big fan of Trex and other man-made decking. Seen too many decks and furniture full of checks and cracks and fade from the direct sun. If it needs to be fixed or replaced, cheaper and easier to work with wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMYXC7TmhDw

    I have one of these,used it for the 8X8 deck I built this last summer using 8 foot composite boards. In that length they do not have the groove for the clips. Was a joy to use, looks great. Wish I had the new cordless drill/impact driver combo I just got for Xmas, with those it would be even faster. .
    That was the one I was planning on using. I would want 12 ft boards, I have a 12x16 deck.

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    If we're voting, put me down for Trex. Real wood is a raging PITA to take care of.
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    Just remember that trex and the like get super hot in the sun. So if you and the family like to be barefoot on the deck........

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    One of the nicest decks I have ever seen was at Kenny Sullivans ( Sullivans Auto Body ) old home in the Twin Shield's GC neighborhood in Calvert. It was a multi level raised deck with poured concrete ( pea gravel) finish and aluminum? railings.
    Pretty much maintenance free and looked very nice.
    Cool in the summer and nice on the bear toes.
    A few I beams, some concrete decking with angle iron around the edges. Simple and it looked great.

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    I forgot the most important fact, his decks & Driveway had a pea gravel finish. it was very attractive and almost maintenance free.
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    Trex. I could not justify the extra cost of tree on my last house so I didn't do it. The third time I was out pressure washing off the flakes and spraying deck stain I swore never again wood.

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    We have a composite deck with hidden fasteners and we love it. I will say that the gaps between the boards are pretty tight and will accumulate dirt and debris in them. If you have pine trees near the deck it will be a battle. The dirt, grime and debris builds up and ants like to colonize the now dirty grooves. So, if you go the hidden fastener route, be diligent about keeping the board gaps clear of debris.
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