I guess the planks should have butted up at points where the bulkhead beams were.That is a different approach to planking. When I was at that point in my build I followed the instructions in Constructos manual. I had browsed many of the threads of the experienced builders here on the Forum. An overwhelming amount of information was and is available. So I build, read, bumbled along and learned as I worked on my build. Many of the examples were beyond my "newbie builder" capabilities, but the encouragement and support of the various members helped me hone skills that I used on two other builds. I've learned that doing some things more than once to get them to look right is not unusual and it actually adds to the skill set.
I think we all have learned as we build and shared the mistakes made. I have a long list of “oh wow, that didn’t work”. Nevertheless I kept on asking questions, making and correcting mistakes, misinterpreting instructions, etc. However you will find the final results worth it.Did some sanding of the deck after using the "Soft Tone" stain but did not get the result I was expecting.
Lost most of the detailing and now the deck has little holes in it.
I thought they would fill in.
So, now a trip to the store for some wood filler.
Another lesson learned.... I think I'm up to 4