Bowed or warped boards are a sure-fire sign of amateur decking work. Adjustable Clamp, however, claims their Pony Clamp Board Boss holds curved boards straight and in-line for a pro-looking installation.
The clamp’s two ends fit over a one-inch pipe of any length. Position its shoe to a board — and screw it down if needed — then squeeze them together with the clamp foot on the other end. The clamp forced the boards caught in between together and straight.
Now you know why decking guys don’t worry too much about warped or bowed boards!
Street pricing starts around $20 — a worthy investment to simplify your deck work. Of course, anyone with an older deck will tell you that those bowed boards are the first ones in the deck to start popping loose. So you still might want to choose your lumber carefully.