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Thinking of building a deck

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Any thoughts on what type of materials I should use? Probably be about 12x16, and am willing to spend some money to make it last. I'll be in the house about 20 more years, so durability is an issue. The area gets partial sun and partial shade.

 

Thanks in advance.

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I really like Ipe. It is also known as brazillian walnut or iron wood. Insanely strong and naturally resistant. Not cheap but not crazy expensive either. Looks great.

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Any thoughts on what type of materials I should use? Probably be about 12x16, and am willing to spend some money to make it last. I'll be in the house about 20 more years, so durability is an issue. The area gets partial sun and partial shade.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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I used the standard treated stuff you buy at lowes, bought a bunch of deck books, but none fit my idea of what I wanted, so I got a custom. :D

 

8' x 16' plus stairs on either side, thing can withstand a hurricane, cost about $1100 does not include roof which I will do next year.

 

4x6x16 corners, four 4x4x8 posts, 2x6 decking, 2x6 steps doubled six feet wide. We like it.

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