This deck was built with Azek’s dark hickory PVC decking. We spaced the boards 1/2″ apart so the tree debris could fall between the boards rather than getting trapped between them. Since that is too far apart for the hidden fasteners to work, we plugged the screw holes with Pro plugs for the same hidden fastener look. There is a small amount of Trex Signature aluminum railing on the stairs of the deck and because this deck looked down on a neighbor’s yard, we installed a 5′ tall privacy screen using horizontally run 1×6 tk cedar pre-stained with Flood black oak semi transparent stain. The final touch was a matching cabinet to go next to the grill so there would be a counter and storage space for grilling supplies.