I am about to self build a backyard deck with Bunnings base frame kit. As I need to combine 5 long x 3 deep, what screws or nails would be best to join each completed frame to another and all together.
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Fixings guide is here
It says to join 140 x 35 frames together use 6 14-10 x 65mm Hex Head Type 17 screws.
Search comes up with a list of 4.
To put the frames together 16 14-10 75mm Bugle Head Type17 screws.
For the single frame thickness Steel Supports
If your using traditional fasteners for the deck 10-8 x 65mm Galvanised Countersunk Rib Philips Head.
I prefer square drives as they tend not to slip while fastening. Climacoat instead of galv.
Hope that helps.
Great project! We are looking forward to seeing how it comes together.
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