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decking boards

Postby rodney40 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:49 am

im building a decking in the corner at the bottom of my garden. its 10ft each way with a stretched curve. im about to buy boards today. my question is do i buy 5inch to maybe give it an illusion of looking larger than it actually is or buy 6 inch for less fixing and cost, plus maybe stronger when cutting curve down its length. might fit lights into board if that makes any difference? this is my first attempt, i appreciate any advice!
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Postby dgheath » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:04 pm

Hi rodney i would go for the 5 inch board as the 6 inch boards tend to be more prone to splitting and cupping.
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