a scrap of the tongue and groove material makes a handy tap block so you dont damage the edges of the boards. a pneumatic nailer makes driving galvanized finish nails through the groove side of each board a lot easier. once the porch boards are all down, its a good idea to add some trim around the edges before finish painting.
ask the authority: porch floorboards. i blind-nail the floor boards into the joists by driving 8d galvanized finish nails at a 45 degree angle starting at the back of the tongue; to prevent the tongue from splitting i pre-drill every nail hole. the tongue is particularly vulnerable to rot, especially where water can seep in around the nail holes,
then he cuts the tongue or groove on the termination side flush, and attaches the three-board panel to the framing with galvanized finish nails. after gluing the first three boards together, ted and mike blind-nail the rest of the decking boards into place.
in order to get your damaged board removed, you are going to need to get the edge of your chisel set up along the edge of the board. tap inward on the edge and move it towards the middle cut out with a hammer. get the edges of this board knocked inward on either side with your tongue and groove fittings of each of the adjacent boards.
step 1: remove tongue and groove deck boards. remove each of the damaged deck boards that need to be replaced. check the joists underneath the deck boards for any damage as well. the joists are the boards, which the deck boards are attached. any damaged joists should be removed and replaced by new joists before reattaching the tongue and groove deck boards.
how to repair a tongue-and-groove wood floor 1. use a hammer and chisel to chop through the damaged floorboards. 2. at the end joint, use the hammer and chisel to cut strht down and through the tongue at 3. use the chisel to pry the severed tongue from the groove in the end of the adjacent
install the boards using whatever technique is appropriate for your porch. to match the existing floor, you may have to drive nails or screws through the tops of each board into the joists. if you're using tongue-and-groove boards, you may have to nail them through the tongues with galvanized finish nails.
a tongue-and-groove router bit is what shapes the interlocking tongue-and-groove joints along the boards edges. in order to repair my porch i needed to use tongue-and-groove t and g lumber. however, ive yet to find any place that sells pressure-treated t and g lumber.