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Old 11-17-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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What type of screws should I use on my cedar deck

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What type of screws should I use on my cedar deck
Deck screws. Color of your choice.
You can also use hidden fasteners so you don't see anything visable.

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I am assuming you want to use the screws to attach the deck boards, not for the framing. Stainless steel screws work well, I used stainless trim screws with a colored head on my ipe deck, they worked quite well. I imagine they would be fine on cedar as well. The were #10 square head screws, about 2 inches long. Because it was ipe, I had to predrill all the holes, you may wish to do the same with cedar as it is somewhat brittle and prone to splitting.
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stainless steel works great but are expensive in comparison to regular deck screws.

regular deck screws are pretty much the same screw as an interior screw except they have an epoxy coating which keeps them from corroding. there are different colors available, brown works best for cedar and believe it or not looks better in pressure treated as well..... reason being once the wood starts to age it turns gray. green deck screws stand out more in a faded pt deck in comparison to the brown ones
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