Carpentry

HowTo – Staining Your Deck

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    With proper maintenance your deck can last years longer so taking a half a day to paint it should not be looked at as a nasty chore but a protection of your investment.

    Penetration into the wood is the main difference between Paints and Stains.

    Paints can be thought of as a thick outer shell that will fail once it is chipped off. Stain will enter into the wood and continue to protect the wood …

    Planning your Deck Project

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      Every good project starts with a good plan and although Decks are a pretty simple project you will probably need to submit plans to your Building Official to get a permit for construction.

      For specifications of how detailed your plans need to be you should call your local permit office and ask them what they will need from you.

      Most areas will require:

      • A Plot Plan of your homes lot showing the location and …

      Lumber Manufacturers

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        Elk Building Products (composite lumber) www.elkcorp.com

        Georgia Pacific  www.GP.com

        Louisiana-Pacific  www.lpcorp.com

        TimberTech (composite lumber) www.timbertech.com

        Weyerhaeuser  www.weyerhaeuser.com