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Wood Decks That Last | Professional Deck Builder | Lumber

Nov 14, 2013 ... I've been successfully building wood decks for almost 25 years and have learned ... Sun exposure will dry wet decking, which will cause it to shrink; .... Using wood that has been kiln dried after treatment will help, as will using ...

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Decks.com. Wet and Dry Wood

Most wood sold for deck building is considered wet and has a moisture ... You can check the moisture content by using a moisture meter at your lumber yard or ...

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The Fun Part: Installing Deck Boards - Wood. It's Real. | Wood. It's

Jun 13, 2016 ... Compared to building the foundation, installing decking boards is much more fun ... You also can use a strip of 1/4-inch plywood instead of nails. ... Green/wet pressure treated lumber actually feels a little moist to the touch.

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How to Use Pressure-Treated Lumber in Woodworking - The Spruce

Sep 3, 2017 ... Here's how to safely use pressure treated lumber. ... as possible with all of the wood dripping wet so that it will sell before it begins to dry unevenly. ... When building a deck or outdoor project that calls for pressure-treated ...

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wood - Should I let pressure treated lumber dry before building with

Jan 25, 2013 ... It is recommended to let wood used for hardwoods sit a couple ... Let your framing and decking dry out first. Here in Oregon that means buy the wood and store it in a DRY place. Building with wet wood only causes issue later.

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Tips for decking? - pressuretreatedwood resolved | Ask MetaFilter

What mistakes are we likely to make when laying our new decking? .... Using a preservative for wet lumber will help it dry more slowly, helping ...

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How to Buy Deck Lumber | Family Handyman

Choosing good lumber will make your deck look better, last longer and go together faster. ... than cedar, redwood or other woods commonly used for building decks. ... The extra weight makes wet boards harder to work and to cut, and they ...

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Controlling Moisture in Deck Lumber - Paintsource.net

Bad construction, the use of unsuitable lumber, the wrong fasteners or a lack of ... that eventually surface in deck construction are the result of using wet lumber.

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Wood Myths: Facts and Fictions About Wood | Building and

Spot check the lumber you are using with a moisture meter. ... 3) A deck built with pressure treated wood will last a long time. .... If you install a wet piece of lumber (like most treated decks) with its bark-side up, it will cup to hold water as it dries.

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Leaving Gaps Between Pressure Treated Wood Deck Boards

Leave a gap between pressure treated deck boards when the wood is wet. ... treated wood deck boards depends on how dry the wood you're using is. ... Building a deck with KDAT, or Kiln Dried After Treatment, pressure treated lumber.

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How to Build a Deck: Wood Decking and Railings - Lowe's

This part of the deck project shows you how to install wood decking and railings. ... Along the end joists, use deck screws to attach extra bracing between the ... If you're working with wet lumber — pressure-treated lumber delivered from the ...

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Is Pressure-Treated Wood Safe for Indoor Use? - ProWood Lumber

Mar 15, 2010 ... The simple answer is pressure-treated lumber can be used in any interior .... I just got it and it feels wet to the touch but I'll have it in the garage for 4 days first. ... with some treated wood that we have left after building our deck.

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Deck Boards--space or no space? | Fine Homebuilding | Breaktime

I will be using 2x6 pressure treated for the deck boards. I have found .... If the wood is wet, make the gap small or zero. If the wood is dry, leave ...

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Drying Wet Framing Lumber - Fine Homebuilding

Feb 5, 2013 ... It's not unusual for a house to get wet during construction before it's "dried in". In this post I'll share some techniques I've used to dry my houses ...

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Controlling Moisture In Deck Lumber - Forest Products Laboratory

formation that's good to know if you're going to use the wood to build a deck. Some pressure- ... deck construction are a result of using wet lum- ber. Another ...

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Should You Build Your Deck From Wood or Plastic?

Jul 31, 2012 ... Wood is still the king of decking materials, but the widespread ... When wet, it's surprisingly heavy. ... The California Redwood Association suggests using Construction Common or Deck Common redwood for decking.

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How to Restore & Maintain a Wood Deck

Jul 15, 2016 ... But wood decks take a lot of abuse, both from use and through continued ... If it was built of untreated redwood, cedar, or other wood, there is a greater risk of ... Just about any wood, however, can rot if it stays wet long enough.

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Know the Difference: Green or Kiln Dried Lumber ... - Dunn DIY

Mar 17, 2015 ... Dunn Diy Green Lumbervs Kiln Dried Lumber Seattle Wa 5 1 ... Most probably prefer drier weather rather than wet—it just makes getting things done easier. ... You should always use kiln dried cedar when installing a deck.

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Ask Wet & Forget Which Deck is Right for You? Choose Well for

Oct 31, 2014 ... Pressure-treated wood makes it possible to use inexpensive, less durable woods such as Southern pine for building decks. It tends to warp and ...

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Deck & Porch Best Construction Practices

Decks and porches are challenging applications for wood building products and ... handle the wet wood or burn scraps, and significant pollution around treating .... For fully exposed decks, particularly those with south-facing exposure, use the ...

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