Mini Post: Deck Rebuild –

By Wayne Halm –

It was time to nail down the deck planks.  Yeah, it rained … I just worked through it, I was running out of time.

I thought the nailing would go quickly – boy was I wrong!  Here the working alone thing really slowed things down.

The deck planks appeared to be fairly straight, but it turned out not straight enough.  Each one had to be bent slightly to keep the seams consistent.

Bending a 2×6 requires a bit of force.  I’m sure there is a nifty tool for doing this.  However, I didn’t have it … so I made one.

2015-11-30--#01--Deck Rebuild - jack

By turning the bolt I could force the planks in line and hold them there while I nailed them.


Progress was slow, I just kept after it.  Gradually results mounted up and I grew happy with the outcome.

2015-11-30--#02--Deck Rebuild - deck planks

The seams came out pleasingly straight.


I didn’t think my speed impressive, but the results made me happy.

Check back tomorrow and see if I am still happy.

Then — Come play golf with me.


Click here to see what happens next – or –

Return to Golfing on Kauai Home Page  to see other post about the Deck Rebuilding process.

4 thoughts on “Deck Post 18 Nailing

  1. Aloha Wayne,

    Now if you could fashion a tool to keep your drives on the golf course that straight, you’d be a really happy man! And a rich one, because everyone would buy it. The deck looks impressive my friend.


    • Aloha Jim,

      Ain’t it the truth. Do you remember the square plastic tees that went in the ground at an angle? The were supposed to keep drives in the fairway somehow. Just proves some golfers will buy anything (but I know it is me not the gadgets). I’m not playing golf, but golf is on my mind.

      A Hui Hou,

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