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The usual method is to use a jig to drill rows of holes, then use plastic clips that press into the holes and support the shelf. There are many variations, including metal versions, some including holes for screws. You could use dowels but that would look slightly less neat perhaps.


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Should I be concerned? It's good to be concerned, as many decks are poorly built. Fortunately, most 'cracking' of support columns doesn't affect the integrity at all. This type of cracking is called 'checking' and happens as the wood slowly dries out. Code typically is accommodating of this...hence the 6x6 (as opposed to a 4x4). If you visit an old ...


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I've always just held the decking back from the skirt (which is fastened tight to framing) to create a gap, but this obviously results in an undrained channel. I can see the benefit of your plan for allowing small tree debris and other dirt to drop out. Rip some 5mm strips of your decking material from scrap and cut them just shorter than the height of the ...


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best thing to do is install 3/8 threaded rods immediately below each rung. just drill a 3/8 hole through each stringer such that you can put a threaded rod directly under and touching the bottom of each rung (as close as possible). run the rod through each stringer and then put a large fender washer and nylock nut on the outside of each stringer. the ...


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The vast amount of stress on vertical (and steeply angled) members is compression, and splits are very common without significant degradation of structural integrity, especially in cedar. Having said that, the break does go pretty far along a notched area, so I would consider reinforcing the piece. I would probably skip the glue and drive a few stainless ...


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This is a tough repair to do without taking your entire balustrade apart. Try to remove the bullnose riser. This might give you an opportunity to tighten up the newel post from below. (Long screws, glue, whatever you can think of...) If this doesn't work, something like a Zipbolt (eg ZB 10800 UT MINI) might do the job, though this would entail pulling ...


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I guess you already know that your attempted fix is a fail. One realistic way that such a newel post can be made more sturdy would be to do some re-work to the structure as follows: A flat metal bracket is made with a round metal post welded to it. The round post (0.75 to 1.0 inches diameter recommended) would extend up through a round hole in the lower ...



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