The following video will hopefully show people how to find deals on lumber and hardware for big projects. It doesn’t hurt to hunt around the local lumber yards and find materials that at first might look bad, but after some elbow grease, can be new again.
The lumber used for this deck project is Western Red Cedar. I like it because it’s naturally resistant to bugs and rot, but, it cost quite a bit more than pressure treated. It’s high in demand and hard to find for a good price. Three years ago, I purchased it at 50 cents a lineal foot, now the average price is $1.70. Wow! That hurts the budget.