Trying to find the type of wood on my deck

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Forum topic by Bennu posted 09-07-2010 09:21 PM 1156 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2010 09:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood identification deck

Broken Piece

Hello All,

My wood project is repairing broken pieces of Deck and later staining and protecting. I’m trying to identify the wood to match the broken pieces, it’s been previously stained, any help would be greatly appeciated.

Here is a link to pics

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 09:31 PM

The greenish color reminds me of “treated lumber” from of of the Borgs. I think it might be the older, “arsenic” type. (unless my monitor color is off)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-07-2010 09:55 PM

Probably pressure treated Douglas Fir or Pine. It pretty worn out. Why not replace the whole deck?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 09-07-2010 11:49 PM

Thanks for the replies.

Lew – it shouldn’t be green, there is a redish tint to it from previous staining.

Richgreer – wow, this being my first major wood project I’m not sure I was ready to go that far. Also the deck is pretty big (over 1500sq ft) not sure I had a full replacement budget. Unfortunately I have no idea how old the deck is.

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