Is red cedar OK for our new deck?


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Old 04-20-09, 08:28 PM
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Is red cedar OK for our new deck?

Well, we had considered TimberTech XLM which put us way over budget. Didn't realize the cost of a simple railing for our 585 sq.ft. project, which added 2K to our 3K for the planks.

OK, now considering western red cedar 2x6 planks which are/were advertised in our area for about 75 cents a L/F.

Probably, pre-drilling is not necessary. Not sure.

Are there any tricks of the trade when buying red cedar? What I know about lumber would fit in a gnat's watch pocket.

Thank you in advance
 
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Old 04-21-09, 10:10 AM
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Well, as usual, I got things WRONG.

The cedar advertised is Port Orford cedar. Advertised price was right, but carpenter I talked to said it might be sub-standard as usual price is $1.25 LF.

Any tricks of the trade when buying Port Orford cedar? Are there various grades? Is there a "clear heart" like redwood?
 
 

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