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post #1 of 5 Old 05-01-2015, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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I am probably going to build a deck on the back of the house this spring. It will be 12' wide, but I am not sure about the length yet but the length will be between 16' and 24' long.

I have built decks before, so no problems there.

I do have two questions:

1) When I built my pool deck a few years ago, I used the artificial decking and I like it a lot. No more splinters or warping. That brand is no longer available locally. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good brand?

2) I also want to use hidden fasteners, like I did on the pool deck. Again, I can't find the same fastener brand locally anymore (I think it was Tiger Claw). There seems to be two types available: one uses a bracket and the other uses a jig to angle the screw into the edge of the board ( Anyone have a recommendation on hidden fasteners?

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I believe tiger claw is still around. I used them as well, I found it to be a bit time consuming though... I found I had to drill the holes to get it together, too many contact points on longer spans to hammer it in.
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I like the Rhino brand decking. Solid all the way through../.I don't care for their rail system.

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I used Timbertech, after looking at a lot of others....
They offer a style that uses hidden fasteners....
I screwed ours down using their fasteners that
go just below the surface, and are hardly noticeable....
The decks are four years old, and still look fresh.... I'll never use
wood again....
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I've seen the Camofasteners brand demonstrated at a Trade Show. It looked like a quick installation. I've never used the product.
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