New deck with cedar 5/4x4 Select Tight Knot

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  1. Terry

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    For my home refi I needed to build a new deck off the kitchen. I went with 5/4x4 select tight knot cedar which looks pretty nice. I dropped the old deck and hauled it away, replacing the wood understructure with treated. It's pretty sturdy now. Spacing the rails by holding a block of 2x4 between, at the bottom and the top, while I screwed them in.

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    I think with the new deck I will want a new table too. I don't want the old stuff back out there.
     
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    Nice looking deck. I'm not jealous, just envious. Mine looks like something out of a WWII newsreel. After the bombardment.
     
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  4. dj2

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    Hahaha, they age fast, don't they?

    And very nice construction, Terry.
     
  5. Bwh

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    I know its an old post, but that cedar is gorgeous!!
     
  6. suceress

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    It is a lovely deck and I love cedar.
     
  7. MASTERPLUMB777

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    Great deck Terry what are you going to treat the wood with ?
     
  8. Terry

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    I'm leaving that to my son Jamie. He told me and then I forgot. I'm waiting until August to do that. Jamie was a painter when he was younger.
     
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    A friend of mine did his with first marine spar varnish two coats, then polyethene a couple coats to seal it all
     
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  10. Sarg

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    I need to replace my 40 year old decking on the 18 x 18 ........... but now that lumber prices have almost doubled in a year I guess I'll wait awhile.
     
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  11. AndyT22

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    Very nice deck. I really wanted to have like that in my house but termites are all over the place. Treating my property will not work because most of our neighbors are infested too.
     
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