Iroko covering boards. Richard made the scarfed corner pieces. Fastened with marine grade stainless screws. The inner edges are notched for the decking.
These Iroko pads go under the deck to provide reinforcement around the holes for deck lights and vents. We machined a fancy rim on them.
LAYING THE DECK
At last, the beams are faired, the covering boards and pads are installed and the decking is machined. We are laying the deck. The planks are dry fitted first to check that they are fair, then the beam tops are painted with red lead before the final fixing.
The planks are bedded down into Sikaflex (squirty rubber) and fastened with A4 stainless screws. We used hex head screws because they are available in the size needed and they easier to drive in with the help of a drill.
A solid teak deck which should be good for decades.