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Riv
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# Posted: 22 Feb 2021 20:32
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Hi, Rebuilding a covered porch floor what would be the best wood choice for the floor? I don't want to use pressure treated. Porch is 8' x 12'

I have access to black walnut, and cedar but can also get something else. Keep going back and forth. Any advice?

thank you

Irrigation Guy
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# Posted: 22 Feb 2021 20:49
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I did my covered porch with 5/4 1x6 #2 cedar
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Riv
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# Posted: 22 Feb 2021 21:04
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Any issues with splinters using cedar?

Irrigation Guy
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# Posted: 22 Feb 2021 21:10
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No, very smooth if you get the kind made for decking

Eddy G
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# Posted: 23 Feb 2021 07:05
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With lumber price up as high as they are with no sign of dropping soon, why not look in to synthetic’s?
Composite lumber has come a long way.

Brettny
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# Posted: 23 Feb 2021 08:15
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I would look at what a local lumber yard offers. Deck boards are not hard to make from 2x material esp for a 8x12' porch. Cedar would be a good choice.

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 23 Feb 2021 08:30
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Clear cedar decking.

gcrank1
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# Posted: 23 Feb 2021 10:20
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And 2x is better than 5/4

snobdds
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# Posted: 23 Feb 2021 14:01
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I used trex deck and put in on 4 years ago. Still looks like new and I haven't done a thing for it.

Irrigation Guy
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# Posted: 23 Feb 2021 15:07
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Quoting: toyota_mdt_tech
Clear cedar decking


Money Bags over here, haha

Brettny
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# Posted: 24 Feb 2021 07:44
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Irrigation guy your porch is #2? It looks prety darn clear to me.

For me our porch is going to be covered so il use PT. Rain and sun are the two major things that destroy decking. Not much of an issue with a roof over it. Depending on PT prices at time of the build I may just saw my own pine boards for it and stain them.

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 24 Feb 2021 08:10
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Quoting: Irrigation Guy
Money Bags over here, haha



I dont think he has a cheap option that would be worth a darn, treated, synthetic or cedar. Most of it will be out of the weather, so some nice doug fir 2X6, but those are pricey too. For an 8 footer, $12 each!

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