Installing Brazilian Teak Plugs

This method of Brazilian teak decking installation involves screwing the deck boards directly into the joists, and then hiding the screw holes with wood plugs. When building a Brazilian teak deck, the last thing you want is to mess up the gorgeous surface with pesky screw holes. Use wood plugs to avoid this problem.

1.   Countersink 3/8" holes into face of deck boards.

2.   Predrill 1/8" pilot holes completely through the deck boards.

3.   Screw the deck boards down with stainless steel screws.

4.   Glue Brazilian teak plugs into the holes with waterproof glue (i.e. Epoxy, Gorilla Glue, etc.).

5.   Knock off plug tops with a chisel.

6.   Sand smooth with 80 grit sandpaper (a round orbit sander works great).

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