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4 Reasons to Use Cedar Lumber For Your Deck

Cedar Decking and Posts

When it comes to any outdoor building project, cedar wood is an outstanding option to use according to most experts. Cedar lumber and timber is highly valued as a building material for many different reasons including the fact that it’s extremely insect resistant. (more…)

4 Biggest Benefits of Trex Transcend Deck Railing

Trex Transcend Deck Railing Benefits

Trex Transcend Deck Railing is nothing short of a total revolution when it comes to comprehensive decking solutions. Crafted with modern technology, innovative design, and a long-lasting, durable construction in mind, Trex Transcend Deck Railings allow you to create a truly extraordinary deck. (more…)

Making the Grade: How Lumber Grading Works

As you’ve probably noticed, lumber is designated with “grades.” After the lumber is cut at a sawmill, lumber grading helps determine how a cut of wood should best be used. Higher grade lumber has fewer knots and other defects when compared to lower grades. Softwood and hardwood are graded using separate systems, but both grading systems help woodworkers establish the quality of the wood. Softwood grading focuses more on strength than on appearance, while hardwoods are graded based on the amount of clear material available on a board. (more…)