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  1. How to Buy Deck Lumber

    Choosing good lumber will make your deck look better, last longer and go together faster. These 10 tips that will help you choose better lumber .

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  1. Making Sense of Lumber Dimensions

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    Don't be confused by “nominal” board dimensions when you buy lumber or read plans. We show you the quick translation to “actual” numbers.

  2. How to Plane Rough Lumber

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    Expand your woodworking skills and get access to a wide range of domestic and imported wood for your furniture projects by learning to flatten and plane rough-sawn lumber .

  3. Identifying Treated Lumber

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    The amount of chemical treatment needed to preserve wood depends upon the chemicals used. Read the treatment tags carefully to get what you need.

  4. Replacing Deck Boards

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    Has your deck seen better days? You probably don't have to rebuild the whole thing. Whether you have one bad deck board to replace or many, the process is the same. We'll show you how on an old, weathered deck, because you can save hundreds of dollars in lumber by splicing in boards instead of ...

  5. Can You Stain Pressure-Treated Wood?

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    Just because you used pressure-treated lumber doesn't mean your outdoor project has to stay green. Not only can you can stain treated wood, you should stain treated wood. Here are some tips.

  6. Comparing Deck Wood: Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking

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    Which is the best decking material—cedar, pressure-treated or composite lumber ? We compare their durability, appearance and cost.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Lumber Grades - Bob Vila Radio - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Did you ever wonder what differentiates the many grades of lumber you see at the local home improvement center? As it happens, there are only a few things necessary to remember. Learn more now.

  2. Victorian Kitchen & Bath Remodel : Deck Framing with Pressure-Treated Lumber - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Rick Kleiner (from the Southern Forest Products Association) joins Bob to talk about using pressure-treated deck members. Such lumber resists fungal growth, termites, and decay, and is capable of supporting a strong and stable deck for decades.

  3. Enter to Win a $1,000 from Lumber Liquidators - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    There's no denying the beauty and value of hardwood floors. Their warmth, color and pattern make them suitable for any room and any ...

  4. Victorian Kitchen & Bath Remodel : Deck Framing with Pressure-Treated Lumber - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    The deck is constructed using pressure-treated pine while tiles are set in the bathroom, in keeping with the homeowner's design.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Air Dry Fresh Cut Lumber

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    George Vondriska provides tips on how to air dry fresh cut lumber .

  2. How to Cut Lumber From Logs

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    George Vondriska provides tips on how to use a backyard saw mill.

  3. How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

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    Paul Simon demonstrates how to build a raised garden bed by assembling the base frame.

  4. Choosing Pressure Treated Decking

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    Bob Schmidt shows you somethings you need to know when selecting pressure treated decking material when building a wood deck

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Blog Posts

  1. Organizing the Woodpile with Rockwell Lumber Racks

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    Our back yard was starting to look like a scrap yard as we had a lot of random 2x4s and 4x4s strewn about, plus the odd pine boards that we want to keep as they will come in handy on some future project. We knew we needed some type of wood/ lumber storage system and the Rockwell lumber racks were ...

  2. Mold and Mildew on Lumber

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Many homeowners experience mold and mildew on their lumber as houses are built or room additions are constructed. The good news is the lumber is going to be fine and there's rarely any damage to the wood. If it's just surface mold or mildew, it will clean off.

  3. Wall-Mounted Lumber Rack

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    FromAna-White.com

    About This Project I decided it was high time to organize my garage and needed somewhere (preferably off the floor ) to store my lumber . This isn't an Ana project, but I know that we're all suffering from lack of a lumber storage system and thought I'd show you all what I did. You can visit my blog ...

  4. FSC Lumber and Illegal logging

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  5. Planing rough-sawn lumber with a jointer and planer

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    If you want to move on to the big leagues of woodworking, you absolutely have to learn how to flatten rough-sawn wood. That’s because the shrink-wrapped 3/4-in.-thick wood you buy at the home center is limited to, well, 3/4-in. thicknesses. Furniture...( read more )

  6. Exterior Trim Molding Secrets and Tips

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Trim board rot can be caused by either trim molding material and/or installation defects. The wrong type of molding trim wood can accelerate rot. If your trim lumber has not been painted properly, your door or window trim won't last as long.

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