Structural Elements. Deck framing (joists, posts, beams) requires sturdy wood, often with ground contact or below grade levels of treatment for pressure-treated lumber. Western red cedar may be preferable for the visible deck boards. A pretty, naturally durable wood that weathers into a lovely gray color, it is more costly
Western Cedars. X. 1. Use categories listed in Table 1 are based on the American. Wood Protection Association (AWPA) Book of Standards. 2. Above Ground UC3B; Ground Contact UC4A. 3. Naturally durable species with 90% heartwood in width on each side need not be treated per minimum requirements. DECKING
What sets our pressure treated deck framing apart? Our pressure treated deck framing is treated with MCA (Micronized Copper Azole) and in our West Coast location, the wood is treated with ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary). How does this benefit you? Our treated wood can be used in above ground, ground contact and
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Whether you're breaking ground this summer or still sketching out the blueprints, it pays to know your options. According to the experts at the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, the four best grades of cedar to use for decking are (listed from most expensive and clearest, to least expensive and most
Promotional literature promises lifelong performance for pressure treated wood. The Forest Products Laboratory and other research groups have shown that treated wood stakes placed in the ground for more than 40 years remain rot-free. But young pressure-treated decks, many less than 10 years old, are
This is particularly true of the hem-fir material we use in the West, but can also be a problem with southern yellow pine though it accepts pressure-treatment more readily. Less susceptible woods like cedar and redwood, which are often used for railings and surfaces, can still eventually rot (the sapwood of
Check the label to determine intended use — there are products available for above ground, ground Note: if you are located in Western states and are planning to build a deck in a designated wildfire area, you will need to consult the Wildland Urban Interface Code for building requirements. In determining the location
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Whether you plan to build a solid wood ground-level deck or a composite multi-level masterpiece, The has the materials you need. Here's a quick look at the options so you can get rot & termites when treated for outdoor use. Typically available throughout Northern, Southern, Midwestern and Western U.S.
Cedar Decking Western Red Cedar has been the 'Standard' for wood decking for as long as it has been being harvested out of the Pacific NW and Canada. This decking is treated without 'incising' the wood so it works great for any above ground use such as decks, play structures, or railings and won't have the less
Cover photo courtesy of Western Wood Products Associa- tion; figures 1, 2, 3 and 9 by photographer Charles R. Pear- son; and figure 4 courtesy American Plywood Association. ABSTRACT. Offers guides to the design, finishing, and treatment of outdoor wood decks to insure user satisfaction. Both good and poor
Natural-wood decking products can be roughly divided into three categories: pressure-treated lumber, redwood and cedar, and tropical hardwoods. Which material is Most lumber at big box stores is approved for “Above Ground,” meaning it's not treated for marine or wet conditions. Make sure Redwood; Western Cedar.