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Outdoor construction 101


Conceal your support
2. Conceal your support

Many people don't mind seeing screw heads on their deck. But if you do, you have options. Hidden fasteners, like the EB-TY connectors shown here (rockler.com), sometimes require that a single anchor row use visible screws (which you can then hide with wooden plugs). But the fasteners themselves are all but invisible once installed, resulting in a deck surface with a clean, simple appearance. Hidden fasteners come in a variety of styles with differing methods of attachment, so check with your materials supplier or deck builder to see what's available.

Outdoor Furniture & Structure PlansBuy Eb-Ty connectors at Rockler.comCheck out Kreg Tool's hidden deck fastener systemRead reviews and shop for cordless drills for building your deck

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