- Since this is an octagon we are decking in triangular sections and had to put screws close to ends that had been cut. Our first screw, even with pre-drilling split the end. We had to regroup and install all the screws at an angle. If you were using this on a square deck 95% of your screws would not be near a cut end so this wouldn't be a problem.
- It is twice as expensive as redwood.
- It is gumming up the saw blade so I'm going to need to figure out a way to clean it.
We won't be able to get back at it until Sunday. I'm hoping my next post will be deck complete and on to head rails and lattice sections.
Have a wonderful weekend.