DIY – Cutting Deck Tiles Parallel

May 6, 2016 11:47 am
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How to Cut Deck Tiles – Parallel

“No matter the size or the shape of your outdoor space, transforming it with deck tiles is easy.”

We made our deck tile system with easy in mind. The deck tiles already come with predrill countersunk holes that fit perfectly into the DeckWise deck tile connector system.

“What do you do when you have to cut the tile parallel to the boards?”

Cutting the tiles parallel to the board is a simple set, that will ensure the tile fits into your space like a glove.

“First, remove the diagonal support on the back of the tile.”

Don’t forget to set the stainless steel screws off to the side. You’ll need them again later.

“Remove the extra boards by unfastening the screws.”

Measure out the space to see how many of the boards you need to remove from the tile. Unscrew these and set them off to the side.

“Trim the horizontal support pieces so they are flush with the board.”

This can be a dangerous step. Make sure you have read all manufactures instructions on the tools you’re using before making ANY cuts.

“Replace the diagonal backer by measuring it and trimming off the excess.”

Lay the backer on top of the board so you can get an accurate measurement. Once the piece has been trimmed down to the appropriate size, reattach the backer with the stainless steel screws. Don’t forget, it’s extremely important to predrill with all hardwoods before making final attachments.

“Finally, drill new holes for the DeckWise™ Deck Tile Connectors.”

Make sure the newly drilled holes are large enough for the deck tile connectors to securely fasten to the back of the deck tile.

“For more information call or visit AdvantageLumber.com today.”

We have a full staff of hardwood specialists that will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.