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Why Using Reclaimed Wood for Decking Might Not Be a Good Idea

Why Using Reclaimed Wood for Decking Might Not Be a Good Idea

I love the concept of upcycling. I’m typing this post from a much-loved reclaimed wood desk that was born because I spent all my money on high-speed computer equipment, and wood pallets are free
Ipe Wood Vs Composite Decking: Comparing Cost and Performance

Ipe Wood Vs Composite Decking: Comparing Cost and Performance

  Let’s say you’ve just purchased a home. Newly renovated kitchen? Check. Updated windows, frames, and trim? Check.  Tidy, attractive landscaping? Check. Splintered, rotted-out deck in the
Should I Repair or Replace my Deck?

Should I Repair or Replace my Deck?

In maintenance shops around the world–whether they’re responsible for maintaining lawn mowers or supersonic fighter jets–the preventative maintenance schedule is an unforgiving
For the Best Decking for a High Altitude, Look for UV-Resistant Materials

For the Best Decking for a High Altitude, Look for UV-Resistant Materials

Designing structures for high altitude settings requires using materials able to adapt to the more strenuous climatic conditions. While wooden decking is more quickly broken down by the higher
Decking for Condos: Choose Low-Maintenance Boards That Can Tough Out Anything

Decking for Condos: Choose Low-Maintenance Boards That Can Tough Out Anything

Most of the condos I’ve worked on are really not so different than the houses I’ve worked on. The main difference is that when I’ve been called to fix some decking at a condo, it hasn’t just
Using Composite Decking for Stairs to Get That Indoor Stair Look

Using Composite Decking for Stairs to Get That Indoor Stair Look

One of my first construction projects was my uncle’s deck, and I vividly recall him saying “good enough for government work!” upon the completion of the stairs. I also vividly recall an endless
Decking for a Roof Terrace Should Be Sleek, Livable, and Easy to Clean

Decking for a Roof Terrace Should Be Sleek, Livable, and Easy to Clean

For some time I’ve been working in a white hot city for building and remodeling projects. There are houses, apartments, and skyscrapers going up everywhere. For a variety of reasons, it’s also a
Great Decking for Beach Houses Brings the Indoors Outside

Great Decking for Beach Houses Brings the Indoors Outside

I lived for many years right on the ocean, and had the good fortune to work on a lot of beach house remodels. Burned into my memory is the vision of a fairly dilapidated cedar deck that was
The Best Decking for a Salt Water Pool Is Super Tough and Moisture Resistant

The Best Decking for a Salt Water Pool Is Super Tough and Moisture Resistant

Growing up, every time I swam in a pool that contained chlorine or bromine I found myself becoming violently ill, and soon discovered that I had a mild allergy to both substances. Some years later,