This was a tear down and rebuild of two large decks. We created a picture frame layout to avoid long runs and but joints. The deck was built using all clear heart redwood that was amazing material. We pre-sanded all of the wood, pre-sealed it, and then sanded the top surface after install and final sealed the material to complete. I wish that this was professionally photographed because it is magazine worthy. The owners love the finish product. All fasteners are blind. Where we had to apply a surface screw, all screws are plugged and sanded to hide the screw.