This will be my first time doing a picture frame deck (definitely not my first time building a deck). I'm using pre-grooved PVC boards for the field, and no-groove on the picture frame. I also have two perpendicular boards running down the middle of the deck. Using tiger claw hidden fasteners for most if it.
The Deck: Decking It. Posted on October 9, ... has a unique profile and because the cut edge of a composite board isn’t exactly attractive we decided to install picture frame boards around the perimeter of the deck.
An effective method of finishing a deck surface is to install a trim board around the perimeter of the deck. This technique is also called picture framing or racetrack decking. Blocking must be installed between joists where the picture frame boards will be parallel to the joists.
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A picture frame deck can make a decking project look much neater as it creates a frame around the edge of the deck so that no cut ends are visible. In this video a single frame is used but you can use a few frames on a single deck to get the effect that you want.
On a deck with a single picture frame, the joist supporting the ends of the field boards is a lot closer to the deck's edge joist. Assuming a 5 1/2-inch deck board, 1 1/2 inches for the deck's edge joist, a 3/4-inch skirtboard, and a 1 1/4-inch overhang, you're left with only 1 1/4 inches between the rim joist and the inside edge of the picture frame board.
Picture frame decking is a simple way to make your deck beautiful without much effort. Find out this tip to picture frame your deck with a miter or butt joint style.
Many deck designers are incorporating a picture frame look where the outer edge of the deck is one, two or three boards of the one color and the the field area of the deck is the other color. To ensure that the decking is properly supported where the picture frame boards run parallel to the main deck joists, you need to put in blocking.