Too late. Plus this is stockade fencing, not too many local choices.
Basically it looked sturdy and was there.
Plus a kind of experimental installation, so I went cheap/convenient, not
really planning too much ahead.
Turned out pretty well, so now the painting issue.
On Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:04:42 -0400, "Existential Angst"
I'd use a solid stain. Durable and less likely to peel. I used in on
my deck with good results on the railings and balusters. On the flat
portion of the decking, it does not hold up so well with foot traffic.
I put up stockade type fencing made of PT 3 years ago:
One part is 2 years older than that.
There is nothing on the wood and it still looks as good as when I built
it. I wouldn't dream of painting it, that would be a huge mistake.
Composite had its share of failures in the past too. Don't go for the
cheapest stuff if you go that way.
There are also many woods that made good decks, but are pricey too.
Mahogany, ipe, etc. I used tiger wood a couple of months back.
I bought mine at www.advantagelumber.com 25 boards and hardware to do
a 12 x 16 deck was about $1000 delivered. This is what I bought
If you like wood, this is lovely to look at. I gave it a Penofin oil
Yeah, but my deck is 8' off the ground and getting the wheelbarrow of
concrete up the steps is a bitch.
The framing is PT and is in perfect condition after 25 years. I have
a concrete patio under the deck too. The 4 x 4 deck supports are in
metal brackets on the concrete.
"bob haller" wrote:
buy from a major long term manufacturer...........
honestly i DONT LIKE WOOD for long term outdoor use.....
concrete doesnt cost that much more and lasts far longer.......
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