White Cedar or Red Cedar?

Old 05-02-14, 08:18 AM
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White Cedar or Red Cedar?

I'm trying to decide whether to use white cedar or red cedar for a 12 x 24 deck. Red cedar has sound tight knots at $1.35 lf. Port Orford white cedar is $1.53 lf.

Any experiences with either?
Old 05-02-14, 10:24 AM
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I've stained decks that were constructed with either species. I always thought it had to do with what was available. I don't know that one is better than the other except for how the stain will look [some colors look better with the white] Hopefully some of the others will have more info for you.

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