Step 1: Cut the first board

cut first board for access to damaged decking
Photo: Kolin Smith
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You will need to saw through one board lengthwise to remove it and any damaged neighbors. To keep from cutting the deck joists, set the depth of the saw blade by resting its shoe on the edge of the deck and lowering the blade until it’s even with the board’s bottom face.
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    Tools List

    • belt sander
      BELT SANDER
    • hammer
      HAMMER
    • circular saw
      CIRCULAR SAW
    • table saw
      TABLE SAW
    • demolition chisel
      1-INCH DEMOLITION CHISEL
    • flat prybar
      PRY BAR
    • nailset
      NAILSET

    Shopping List

    1. DECKING

    2. OIL-BASED PRIMER

    3. POLYURETHANE CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE

    4. STAINLESS STEEL RING—SHANK SIDING NAILS

    5. WOOD PUTTY

    6. 80-GRIT SANDPAPER

    7. TACK CLOTH

    8. OIL—BASED DECK PAINT