Wooden decks and fences look great when they are first installed, but if you want them to look that way for years to come you will need to properly maintain and clean your outdoor lumber products. Once you new deck… Read More
As our YouTube video demonstrates, not all posts for decking and outdoor porches are created equal. A general rule of thumb is that if a deck is higher than 24 inches off the ground, the posts that support it should have some heft — that is, some weight or bulk that will prevent the deck from looking awkward. A high deck on 4 x 4 posts would tend to look flimsy. That’s why we use 6 x 6 lumber for deck posts.