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closely at the surface of this deck. What you don't see are nail or screw heads or the
unsightly stains, splits and hammer marks sometimes associated with these conventional
deck fasteners. All you see is the natural beauty of the redwood.
In recent years, several manufacturers
have introduced hidden fasteners for connecting deck boards to joists. Other advantages of
these fasteners include: no nail popping, automatic spacing of deck boards and simplified
maintenance of the deck surface. Among the product names are Deck Board Tie, Dec Klip,
Deck Claws and Deckmaster.
These fasteners may be somewhat more
costly and their installation more time consuming than conventional nails or screws, but
their overall effect can be dramatic. They are available both to professionals and
do-it-yourselfers. Several manufacturers and the CRA recommend that they be used only with
dry (19% moisture content or less) redwood.
you can find manufacturers who make deck
nails and hardware on CRA's redwood branches page...
n e x
how to specify redwood
this site last updated: April 03, 2004