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#1 posted 12-30-2007 04:09 PM

I’d make the legs from cedar or redwood if they’ll be seen, or from pressure-treated pine if they’re hidden. Cedar would be my first choice because it’s lighter and cheaper. Heart redwood lasts a long time though, so it might be worth the extra cost. My dad has a painted redwood fence with many boards that are 50 years old. It’s painted, though. You could also layer several pieces of the composite together.

You do know, don’t you, that even a composite deck isn’t maintenance free? Fortunately, all you’ll have to do is pressure-wash it every few years to get rid of the mildew.

p.s. Great name!

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