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Ipe deck project

Posted by qheuie (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 18, 10 at 14:05

Hi all,
I've been lurking the forums for quite some time while prepping for our deck project. So far I have been able to get answers to all my questions by searching the forums.

But, I couldn't find anything (or am blind) about whether or not it makes a difference what face of the decking is installed up. You know, when viewing the board from the end the grain curves (cups?) up or down.

Thoughts?

Our project in a nutshell:
~475 square feet of 1x6 Ipe decking, stairs (~8' rise ) and railing.
Decking to be installed with 1/8" gap using face screws ( headcote trim head ). Railing will consist of Ipe posts with on edge 2x4 Ipe rails, 1x6 Ipe top cap, 5/8" square face mount pickets (can't wait to pre-drill all those holes)
Location: Minnesota

Thanks for all the great informative posts and thanks in advance for help with this one.

Josh


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RE: Ipe deck project

If the Ipe is cupped already, install it with the high point in the middle. If it isn't cupped, put the nicer side up.

steve


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