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gman62 02-28-2013 10:42 PM

Deck Design
Any thoughts on this deck design:

I will be building a cedar deck. I was planning to do the railings/posts in composite. The first reason for this was to give the deck some contrast and the 2nd reason is to avoid having to stain the railings and spindles. Now I am thinking of having the edge of the decking to be in composite to match the railings post. In essence the deck boards that will outline the frame would be composite, like a picture frame and then the balance of the deck would be all cedar.


AppealingSpaces 02-28-2013 11:37 PM

I like your idea of contrasting woods to separate a have a more custom look. I think you will be fine with the composite I would recommend you apply a simple wood sealer made for decks just to help prolong the wood finish from weather and use. You can pick up a gallon at any Home Depot or Lowes type of stores.

kaschmid3 03-01-2013 12:16 PM

How then would u finish stairs composid or cedar decking. Also how would it look in comparison to the house. If u like that's all that matters now but what about resale

gman62 03-01-2013 05:44 PM

Not sure on the steps yet. I suppose if it turns out good, it would be a plus for the house, if it turns out bad, it would be a minus.

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