Postby DEL » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:28 pm

...i am new to all this..i jst want no, if can u use soft wood as a base, for decking...
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Postby rayz_x » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:52 am

I am just about to replace a large area of decking that was all made of untreated softwood (not by me) and it lasted less than 10 years. I have been patching it up for the last 4 but now has gone too far. It has also cost a fortune to try and treat with preserver every year too. In short, I would only use proper pressure treated wood outside.
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Postby DEL » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:07 pm

thanks !
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Postby Kain » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:18 pm

Hi Del,

You can use softwood but do purchase treated wood as rayz-x said. Don't make the mistake of being sold up the swanny by some sales man who insists you use hard would, unless you have a hard wallet.
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