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Old 09-16-2015, 09:57 AM   #1
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I have a wood deck that's about 16 years old and there's a couple boards that are cracked, and split pretty bad. I was considering replacing them before it causes issues.

What type of wood is commonly used for wood deck boards? I'm probably going to end up doing a solid stain for better protection, so that match wouldn't have to be perfect.

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Just match the wood you have. What wood did you use originally? Common deck wood is Southern Yellow pine. Just be aware that the new pressure treated wood has a different chemical combination then the old wood. It requires different hangers and fasteners or the chemicals will eat it away.

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5/4 is the most common
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Thanks! The guys at Lowes recommended using exterior wood filler and TitebondII glue to do some repairs on the boards. Might give it a shot.
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Thanks! The guys at Lowes recommended using exterior wood filler and TitebondII glue to do some repairs on the boards. Might give it a shot.
not sure about the repairs except Titebond III is what you want not II I believe.
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not sure about the repairs except Titebond III is what you want not II I believe.
If anyone has some better suggestions for Wood Fillers as well, let me know.

I bought Elmer's Probond Interior/Exterior Wood filler, but I heard that Polyurethane Caulk might be better.

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If anyone has some better suggestions for Wood Fillers as well, let me know.

I bought Elmer's Probond Interior/Exterior Wood filler, but I heard that Polyurethane Caulk might be better.
Caulking and wood filler are not interchangeable products.
If you post some photos of the issue, we can advise whether wood filler is appropriate for the repair.
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Caulking and wood filler are not interchangeable products.
If you post some photos of the issue, we can advise whether wood filler is appropriate for the repair.
I'll post some pics tonight. Thanks
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I'll post some pics tonight. Thanks
Here's an example of some of them. It's like a split almost. Circled in Red.

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Here's an example of some of them. It's like a split almost. Circled in Red.

I'll get some better pics too.

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I've got a deck that's 6yrs old that looks exactly like that on almost every board. Every other deck in town looks the same. All PT pine.

I honestly just think all the good wood is gone and we're just simply stuck with the young stuff.
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I've got a deck that's 6yrs old that looks exactly like that on almost every board. Every other deck in town looks the same. All PT pine.

I honestly just think all the good wood is gone and we're just simply stuck with the young stuff.
Hmmmm. I might just restain and seal if it's normal lol..but there's this one board that real bad. I'll take a pic of it when i get home.
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That pic shows wood which was the inside of the tree and is raised grain. Those boards that don't look like that were , you guessed right , the outside of the tree. No filler, putty, glue or mucky puck is going to be successful because of large swings of moisture the horizontal deck surface is subjected to.

I have deck boards just like that and when milled the tree was so small the sawyer had to cut across the center line to get what he could. So, if I look at the end grain on one end the annual rings are oriented in one direction and the opposite end the rings are oriented opposite the first end.

We find paint on some lumber that has lifted in certain areas and what caused it was the lifting grain as in the picture. Even with finger jointed trim lumber sometimes we see one or more segments where we think the paint has failed when all along it was the wood that was wrong side out.
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I've got a deck that's 6yrs old that looks exactly like that on almost every board. Every other deck in town looks the same. All PT pine.

I honestly just think all the good wood is gone and we're just simply stuck with the young stuff.
I don't have a deck but I know a few people who do. I agree with Wildbill, it looks pretty "normal" to me.
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Just a quick word of caution. You want to buy the 'standard grade' deck boards to stain. Both Lowes and HD have one that ships with weather protection already applied and stain over that would not be a good thing.
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I've got a deck that's 6yrs old that looks exactly like that on almost every board. Every other deck in town looks the same. All PT pine.

I honestly just think all the good wood is gone and we're just simply stuck with the young stuff.
Here's some more pics. So I should just leave as is and restain/refinish?Replacing Boards-img_5080.jpg

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