It's almost that time of year again, when your backyard becomes another living space. A lot of people will be building decks this over the next few months, so here are some helpful tips we came across to help you pick the right materials for the job.
CHOOSING THE WOOD
Cedar resists moisture, rot and insect infestations.
Douglas fir is very strong, and handles to power tools well. It is also decay, mold and insect repellant.
Redwood is easy to work with, naturally decay-resistant and should avoid warping and splitting.
Exotic wood choices are the most durable but also more expensive. Most exotic options are environmentally-friendly as well.
CHOOSING THE FINISH
Clear water sealer is a transparent finish that provides dampness protection for the…