Tips for Building a Deck

Deck Building

When constructing your own project, whether it is a shed or a deck or some other wooden construction, it is important for it to stay in good condition for years to come.

Lots of times people will build wooden structures such as decks and pergolas and wooden sheds,and never do a proper wood preserving application to the new structure.

When hiring a deck builder they don’t always do wood preserving for you. When the do-it-yourselfer does it, he’s too much of a hurry to get the deck up built and finished, short cutting this important element.You have to protect the wood from various things such as termites and decay.

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You can brush on the wood preservative for an adequate amount of wood protection.Care must be taken to make sure that the wood that you apply the preservative to is dry, in a high moisture condition, wood preservative won’t enter the wood cells because they are saturated with water. Try to ensure that the wood is dry so you get the maximum amount of penetration of the wood preservative.

Most commonly the do-it-yourselfer would brush or possibly spray the preservative onto the wood. One of the most common wood preservatives is creosote. Again it’s important that the wood be dry. The wood preservatives should be applied in a flood coat to allow it to soak in thoroughly. And a 2nd coat be reapplied once the 1st coat has completely dried.

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Wood preservatives are chemicals and you have to be careful in the way you apply them. These preservatives are to protect against insects and decay therefore they will be toxic. For example I wouldn’t put a pressure-treated piece of lumber into my fruit garden where fruit would be in direct contact with the piece of pressure treated wood. When applying any pressure treat, make sure you’re wearing gloves and if you’re spraying it make sure you’re wearing a mask.

Before assembling your wooden structure layout the wood to brush or spray your wood preservative on. While assembling your structure make sure that all your end cuts and any exposed nail or screw holes are covered with the preservative.

If you’re building a deck for example, after the deck is completely assembled and finished, let it sit for a number of weeks or to a complete season before applying sealer or a stain.
Test a small inconspicuous spot to make sure that the stain or sealer that you’re applying is going to look the way you want it.

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