Question by  Chet (17)

How do I attach the end joists to the face boards when building a deck?


Answer by  Mable (3008)

Use joist hangers and appropriate nails, which may come with the hangers. These are brackets designed for the size boards you're using. Pinch them together before nailing them in place.


Answer by  joeinphilly (388)

Attaching joists to ledger/face boards can be done using metal joist hangers. Simpson Strong-Ties are a brand of hanger available in most home improvement stores. The hangers are nailed to the face board and the joists slide into the hangers and are also nailed to the hanger.


Answer by  mb (5482)

You will want to get some colored screws that match the color of the wood you are using for the face boards. Then screw directly through the face boards and into the end joists.


Answer by  MrHardware (369)

Joists are attached to the face boards by using joist hangars. These nail on to the face board and then the joists sits down in the hangar.

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