finest materials, if installed improperly will still
just be a waste of wood”
piece of lumber has a slight curvature when viewed from the end. When
pieces are assembled in a structure in the same direction it will
uniform. Furthermore; if they are installed crown up (as in
will actually look, and in fact be, structurally superior.
Beams, joists and fence rails
should be installed Crown Up.
Joists are crucial.
If joists are not all crown up the deck will
material seems to have extensive crown, i.e. more than 5/8” , don’t
accept it.. Wood is an imperfect material. There are many techniques
for hiding slight imperfections but the materials must be within