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Wood is a popular choice for decking material. It’s also a smart choice given its design capabilities, reasonable cost and charming appearance. But what sets quality wood apart from the crowd and what types of wood are best for decking?

To protect their outdoor living space from the effects of weathering and pests, many home owners choose treated timber decking. This product takes good quality lumber and pressure treats it with a chemical designed to resist both rot and insects. Many treated timber decking lines are backed by at least a 15 year warranty and with regular maintenance you can expect the product to last much longer than that.

Treated wood is created using both hardwoods (such as redwood) and softwoods (such as pine). For underground applications like deck posts and partially buried framing, it’s better to use hardwood. The natural strength of those wood types will help to lengthen the life of your project.
Treated softwood can be used with confidence on deck boards, railings and other surfaces where the water runs away. Pine, spruce and fir are all strong and have a beautiful appearance. With the added protection of the treatment, they can be counted on to last for decades.

You will find knots (circular markings that can pop out) and wanes (long swirls that make a dip or bump) in your wood. Although much care is taken when the dimensional lumber is manufactured, timber still originates from trees and natural characteristics are always found. Many times you can limit the amount of blemishes on your decking by being picky with the actual boards installed. That might mean cutting off sections that include knots or discarding boards with a heavy wane.

Most of the time, these things won’t make the wood any weaker. In some cases though, such as where hardware is attached, you should replace the board with a clean one.

Splinters and slivers are also a natural part of all wood, even the highest quality wood. Think of it this way. Tree bark acts as a protective coating to help keep the wood underneath from drying out in the sun and wind. It’s also a tough skin against fungus and other pests. With timber used for building materials, we have essentially stripped the bark or protective coating off. When the sun beats down and dries out the wood, cracking, splitting, twisting and splinters occur.

Timber can be kiln dried to reduce these things, but over time all lumber will show the effects of weathering to some degree. Being picky with individual boards used and performing regular maintenance will help to cut down the occurrences even more.

Most building supply companies carry high quality treated wood for your decking and other garden projects. You can be confident and look forward to a durable, beautiful outdoor living space finished in quality wood.

Richard Burbidge has a range of quality Decking and wood products.

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