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Treated and Untreated Wood

The Differences Between Treated and Untreated Wood

Lumber is a general term that encompasses timber or any other material used for the construction or fabrication of furniture and other structures. However, if wood is left uncoated, it becomes prone to diseases such as rotting, decaying, and insect damage, among others, within a short time when exposed to

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Timber Oil

Timber Oil and Its Benefits

Timber oil is an oil-based finish product that is used to manage wooden products to improve their quality. Originating from natural sources such as tung, linseed, and soybean oils, timber oil soaks into the wood grain. It enhances its luxurious look while offering protection. It has become common knowledge that

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Awning vs. Canopy vs Pergola

Awning vs. Canopy vs Pergola

The following are some of the outdoor shelter solutions that are available for homes and businesses that would help them protect themselves and their assets from natural events. There are three primary choices when building a shade structure: the awning, the canopy, and the pergola. All of them have their

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All Ages Outdoor Fun: Creating the Best Deck for Kids

A deck in your backyard might double up as a functional and comfortable space for the whole family to gather for their pleasure. If deck design considers kid’s safety, high level of durability, and fun for all the children, then the deck can be a great place to gather, no

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Deck Building Permits: Why and How to Obtain Them

The permit from the deck building authority is an integral part of the process of building a deck on your land. Whether you are going to build a small deck for you use or a large one to entertain guests, getting a permit is a must. This article will examine

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Deck Sealing: How to Do It and Which Sealers Work Best

The most apparent reason for sealing your deck is that it serves multiple functions. Deck sealer exerts a protective function against humidity, UV rays, mold, mildew, and fungal attacks. It does so by keeping the wood moisture level stable, therefore preventing issues like splitting, warping, splintering, and weather damage. Deck sealers are

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Wood and Composite Decking

The Pros and Cons of Wood and Composite Decking

Wooden decking and composite decking are the most common types of decking materials for homeowners who want to make improvements in their backyard. Wood decking is made of wooden planks, while composite decking is a mixture of wood fibers and recycled plastic. Both of them are made of a particular kind of

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