Residential and Light Commercial Decking Project

Here is a simple How-to-Guide to help you to decide what dassoXTR product to use in building your deck. For purpose of clarity, the “Length” on this website is considered to be the measurement along the wall of the building and “Depth” is how far the deck is extended out away from the wall. This is important when deciding how many linear feet of G1 Starter/End Planks (xxx-DK20-G1-PP) are needed for the project. And for purpose of perfect and simplifying installation, always ensure your deck length is at minimum 1” (25mm) less of the multiply of 6 feet. This way, you will be able to cut away the groove on the starting plank so that your deck edge is flush and not exposing the grooves.

At this point, decide whether to install the planks in random or opt for a staggered look. Random look would have your boards start at around 6ft, 4ft and 2ft next to each row. Remember that every plank needs to be supported by at least 2 joists. Staggered look would have your planks around 6ft and 3ft.

Click on Installation tab for our decking installation manual and use Installation Accessories as recommended. Do note that your plank gaps is depend on the type of fastener you choose.

installing a deck


Lastly, follow all guideline provided by your local city building code and North America Decking and Railing Association (NADRA). Scroll down for a simple diagram of decking parts in a standard installation.

decking project

dassoXTR Decking Products

1x6 Double Grooved Deck Plank | 3/4+" X 5-3/8+" X 72" Pre-primed | End Matched Locking System
Planks for use as the main deck. They are reversible, use either the smooth or reeded surface.
1x6 Single Grooved Deck Plank | 3/4+" X 5-3/8+" X 72" Pre-primed | End Matched Locking System
Planks for use as starter plank and ending. Also use for stair steps and riser. Usually reeded plank side is used for the steps.
1x8 Nominal S4S Lumber 3/4+" x 8" x 73-1/4" boards
Planks for use as fascia (side banding around the deck).
2x6 Nominal S4S Lumber 1-1/2+" x 6" x 73-1/4" boards
Planks for use as handrails on top of the railings.
Note: XXX denote either XTR or EPC.

dassoXTR Decking Accessories & Finishes

Eisen Plugs, Screws & Drill Bit Kit
Screws and Plug to use on XTR-DK20-G1-PP Planks
Eisen Panda Claw Deck Fastener 
Join G2 to G1 and to secure G2 decking planks to joist.
Decking self-adhesive joist wrap (3" x 75')
Waterproof joist by acting as barrier to protect joist from water
Decking self-adhesive ledger tape (2" x 25')
Waterproof ledger boards from water
Pro plug 3 bit set with plug, counterbore & driver for #8
Drill bit use in combination to Eisen Plugs, Screws & Drill Bit Kit
Pro plugs for XTR (without screws or bit) 100 plugs only
Additional fused bamboo plugs to use as screw caps
WOCA Oil Natural - 0.75 Ltr
Woca is a Penetrating Oil and is used for touching up the plugs after they are installed.
Anchor Seal 2 Wax Sealer
End Sealer to prevent cracks and checks on the butt ends of any cuts and ends.

Additional Tools Needed

  • Power Drill
  • Circular saw with carbine blade to cut planks
  • Paint brush for applying oil / sealer

dassoXTR bamboo products used worldwide

United States US8,709,578 B2   European Union 08800590.5 China ZL200810093764.4  
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