This project shows you how to add decorative trim to the edges of a deck.
Trim along the edges of the deck adds a decorative detail with just a little extra work. Make your own trim by ripping 3/4-inch pieces from your decking stock.
Fasten the trim to the ends of the decking with two 8d finish nails into each decking board. Countersink each nail with a nailset. Cut scarf joints where two pieces meet.
Whenever you get to the end of a trim piece predrill it, or insert the nail in your cordless drill and drill the nail in.
At the corners of the deck, miter the trim at 45 degrees and fasten it with finishing nails in predrilled holes.
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