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Topic by dfletcher posted 06-25-2011 04:10 PM 4373 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2011 04:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question deck framing remodeling landscaping lumber hardware

So, I was just wondering, do you have a preference to what type of deck you build/prefer?

I prefer to build an attached deck, made of wood with wood railings. Angled deck boards, with a picture frame around the deck.
I prefer it to have angles, not just straight lines.
I also prefer to have it stained and sealed, not just sealed.

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08-02-2011 01:31 AM

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08-02-2011 03:49 AM

Attached deck. Composite (decking, rails, post-covers). Any type of design element (angled, herringbone, combo, etc.).

I will always try to talk the customer into going with a composite deck if they can afford it.

Good post.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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08-13-2011 01:34 PM

My only problem with composite is the cost. I do like it, though.

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06-27-2016 04:39 PM

There are so many options when it comes to deck building that it can be overwhelming for people. They usually need support and guidance in deciding the right option for them. A recent trend shows preferences for the metal deck balusters, they are more long lasting and they can be artistically emphasized to fit every taste.

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05-29-2018 07:54 PM

Attached deck with wood railings. I actually like the straight lines. I have a red deck at home that’s been in good condition for 30+ years.

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