Installing Ipe Decking Using Wood Plugs

When you build an ipe deck, the last thing you want is to mar the naturally beautiful surface with screw holes. In order to prevent this problem, we suggest using wood plugs. These small plugs are designed to fit snugly over screw and nail holes to present a flawless deck surface.

How to Install:

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 ipe plugs into the holes with waterproof glue.

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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