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#1 posted 04-15-2012 03:33 AM

I’m contractor of 25 years and have found fir will hold up well if it is keep painted a 4×8x 20ft green doug fir in my area sells for around $35-40. If the fir your talking about is Kiln dried then it would cost considerably more but I still feel $100 is excessive. Even though Lee has had good success with his untreated fir deck my experience has been that I’ve replaced decks that were 6 years old made from untreated fir do to rot and insect infestations . If it were anyone other than Lee I would have guessed they were mistaken about what wood their deck was made from. If you have any ground contact I would not use fir for that portion of your project.

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