Hidden fastening systems for decks are definitely here to stay. But there are so many options, how do you choose? We have tried and tested the Kreg Deck Jig Concealed Fastening System and are very impressed.
- First place the included spacer rings alongside your deck board to allow the proper airflow and ventilation so important to building a long lasting deck.
- Then, with the assistance of the Kreg Deck Jig, simply pre-drill holes into the edge of your decking using the included step bit, guided by the jig’s drill guides.
- Finally, drive the specialized Kreg screws (we prefer stainless steel) through the drill guide and into the joist while the depth collar controls the depth. Just like that you have secured your KAYU hardwood decking with no visible fastener.
Please note: We recommend the Kreg Deck Jig Concealed Fastening System not only for its strong wood to wood bond and beautiful hidden fastener end result, but also because it allows proper spacing between each board. The Camo Hidden Fastening System is another similar concealed fastening system. However, the Camo only allows 3/16″ spacing for 6″ boards. We have found through several years’ experience, 3/16″ does not provide enough room for long term expansion for our 6″ boards and recommend a minimum of 1/4″. The Camo system will work for 4″ boards where 3/16″ does leave enough room for expansion for this size of decking. Under no circumstances do we recommend hidden clip fastening systems.