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  • simple solution i can not find

    i know the answer to this is staring me in the face....finishing up a deck and have the 4X4 posts on the outside. my problem is that i am using the backs of the 4X4 to nail the 2X4's to mount the pickets. i can not figure out how to make the 90 degree joint at the corners with the 2X4 and make it look right. any tips?
    \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

  • #2
    If I understand your problem right, then you should be able to solve it by using an edge lap joint about 4 inches in from the ends of each 2x4. That will leave you the 4" extension from the edge lap joint in both directions to nail to the backs of the 4x4s.

    If you want to see how to make an edge lap joint, refer to Kelly Mehler's Table Saw book on page 177 in the new edition.

    HTH

    Rob

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    • #3
      I did my first deck like that. I'm pretty sure I put two 4 X 4 in each corner.

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