Best Decking Buying Guide - Consumer Reports Mar 24, 2017 For wood, solid stains typically yield longer-lasting results. When pricing the materials, be sure to figure in the cost of railings, stairs, and supporting structure as well as the planks under foot. If you're hiring a pro, note that the cost of labor—either to build a new deck or to replace worn planking on an existing
Top Choice (Common: 5/4-in X 6-in x 12-ft; Actual: 1-in x - Lowe's Shop top choice (common: 5/4-in x 6-in x 12-ft; actual: 1-in x 5.5-in x 12-ft) premium radius edge pressure treated pine deck board in the deck boards section of Lowes.com.
Best Wood Deck Board Materials - The Spruce May 5, 2017 Untreated dimensional lumber is not often used as decking boards, due to the ready and cheap availability of PT wood and other materials that hold up better against decay. But with its fantastically cheap price, hem-fir certainly can be used, as long as you take precautions against insects and deterioration.