Building a picture framing border

by Michael
(McKinney, TX)

I am thinking of building a picture framing border for an existing deck. But my floor deck boards only overhang the deck frame by less than half an inch.

I was thinking that if I install a single picture framing board board around the perimeter of the deck it would allow me to do a proper deck skirting because I could extend the perimeter board over the edge of the deck a bit more then the existing half inch.

My deck posts are 6X6, in addition my rail posts (4X4) are mounted outside of the frame, so I presume that picture framing will even improve appearance of my deck. I wonder if anybody could recommend me a link where I can get a step by step guide on how to do that properly.

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Dec 30, 2012
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Read this article on picture framing a deck
by: Editor - Rich Bergman

To help you get started, you should read this article on picture frame borders for a deck. It shows in detail how to do it using either 45 degree mitered corners or more stable, less shrink prone butt joinery.

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