- 20 Jan 2021
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- Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
25yrs ago I made a large raised deck the width of our back garden. Not really knowing what I was doing, I probably over-engineered the thing and used a shed load of 6"x2" treated joists with hangers, spaced about 12" apart to avoid any flex. It got to the point recently where the decking boards needed replacing as the wife would no longer accept "rustic charm" as an excuse to leave them alone. I was amazed at the condition of the joists underneath. None of them showed any signs of rot at all....as good as the day they were fixed in place. Maybe ignorance worked in my favour all those years ago....or maybe I was just lucky.