No, not that kind of wood.
The kind that my husband wanted to replace this:
Our deck railings, which are rotting in a few places.
I’ve tried to talk him into ripping the whole deck out and putting in Trek composite…. yours truly is tired of staining every 2-3 years…. but no. He got half of the deck wood at a yard sale, for free.
It must be preserved.
Did it match the existing wider deck planks?
No. But you’re not supposed to notice that.
So…. we shopped for wood and different railings.
If you’ve never shopped for wood with my husband you don’t know what you’re missing.
He used to run a quality assurance shop for helicopters in the Marine Corps and he takes quality seriously.
Does it surprise you to learn that we spent more than an hour searching for 2 pieces….. and he didn’t find any he liked?
But I did come home with new bronze deck balusters.
To be continued….