Set and Nail Decking Perfectly

Tips and tricks for a great-looking deck

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Chalk line
  • Circular saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Drill bit set
  • Hammer
  • Miter saw
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Tape measure
  • Wood chisel

You'll also need pipe clamps.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Decking
  • Galvanized or stainless steel screws
  • 16d galvanized nails