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Old 05-06-2020, 12:19 AM   #1
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What Would You Build A Deck Out Of If Money Were Not An Issue?


i'd really have to lean towards redwood or cedar.

can't quite get used to the synthetics.
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:31 AM   #2
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Maybe an exotic.


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Teak, for sure teak. As you said, if price were no issue.

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Teak, for sure teak. As you said, if price were no issue.

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5/4 or 6/4?
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Black Glass. With a heating and cooling system so you could always go bare footed. Also with cool mood lighting all over and an auto wash system.

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Stone, built by Bytor.
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I am looking at either Ipe or Garapa for mine right now...leaning towards Garapa. Tigerwood is gorgeous too!
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Clear all heart redwood would be my choice. When I built my retirement shack I had to downgrade to cedar. Besides the cost factor I don't believe I could have gotten my hands on enough to built the two decks.
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I would take the money and build a natural stone patio. Decks require too much maintenance.
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Ipe or some other exotic for sure. There's probably good lumber yards everywhere but lakeside lumber up here in Tualatin is awesome for exotic deck supplies.
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I'm probably going to build my new one out of WRC. Money isn't the issue, the synthetics just wouldn't look right against my wood sided and trimmed house. Otherwise I'd use Azek as it gets strong sun all day and I don't want to cook an egg out there.
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Clear SYP. Where's the love?
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I am a fan of stone patios...

Just not in the cards for this scenario...
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Just rebuilt the decks on our lake cottage with cedar. I think it just looks a whole lot prettier than treated or the synthetic stuff. Redwood would be sweet too, but I'll bet that might be tough to source around here.
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5/4 or 6/4?
6/4, I think 5/4 would be fine but you did say money was not an issue in this little dream of mine.

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I had a buddy and wife who had a round patio built in lieu of a deck off the back of the house.

It was a first floor patio, but with their drop-off, it still needed several vertical feet of retaining wall and lots of fill. It was one of the best looking and most comfortable outdoor space in the neighborhood.
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Reclaimed/salvage OG redwood.


But then I would say that.

I like to build with natural and local materials as much as possible.

Only thing that might sway me would be a waterproof deck surface, with tile or stone. If I could use the underneath for something.
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Reclaimed/salvage OG redwood.


But then I would say that.

I like to build with natural and local materials as much as possible.

Only thing that might sway me would be a waterproof deck surface, with tile or stone. If I could use the underneath for something.
yea, we are smack dab in the middle of prime redwood country...

there are a couple of small mills producing some very nice redwood decking.
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Redwood decking for sure. Maybe WRC for guards and rails.

Or go exotic. Boats use teak and mahogany, it's a durable good look.

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