Cedar is the All-American Classic. It is light, strong, beautiful, and naturally resists decay. Cedar has several advantages as a decking material….But cedar’s softness is a real limitation… If you really like cedar (of any type) consider it for rails,…
Is Mahogany too expensive for your deck?
Surprisingly, mahogany decking costs less than most other outdoor wood….People choose mahogany for its appearance and value: rich, dark color and hardwood durability — but at a moderate price.
Choices for your Wood Deck — An Introduction
Wood Options: So you’re not enamored with all those plastic-looking, artificial, “low maintenance” decks. You like Real Wood….it’s fairly hard and strong. It has that lifetime warranty, and…it’s the least expensive outdoor wood. Not bad.
The Loverings still Love their Front Porch
The porch must look as if were part of the original construction of their classic, 19th century New England home….respecting the home’s original architecture and paying careful attention to the construction details….But they did not recognize that the porch was new….