Shipping Container House Deck, Spotted Gum
The timber is going down on the deck and it’s looking much better than we expected. We used Spotted Gum, which is an Australian Hardwood. The supplier pre oiled all the timber for us, which saves lots of time. We had lots of problems with screws, the first lot were stainless steel and snapped around 50% of the time. Finally we found a good one which worked going through the hardwood into the “C” section steel, called a “wing tek”, link below. The wing tek screws are galvanised with a square head and predrilling is not required. They are very fast to install and grip the material extremely well. We first tried to use a star drive stainless screw and the heads snapped off.