William Buck

Lap-Joint Decks

 

A lap-joint deck is a solid squeak-free alternative to traditional bolted decks. Individual platforms are constructed with carrying strips and corresponding deck overhangs as shown in Figure 1, and are screwed together from above during load-in.

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FIGURE 1: TYPICAL 4×8 UNIT

The frame and top may be constructed of the materials used for standard platforming. ch83_page157-02.gif pine is a good choice for the carrying strips, although 2x stock may be substituted. The carrying strip must be firmly attached to the framing members. Gluing-and-nailing ...

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