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post #1 of 7 Old 07-25-2015, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Identify this wood.

Hi. I'm just trying to replace some boards on my deck and need some help. Is this wood simple Douglas fir? Or is it a cedar? Any help is appreciated
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-25-2015, 05:55 PM
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Where are you?
That might be southern Yellow Pine---
Hard to tell--it does not look like cedar to me---

Is this treated limber?
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Looks like your standard PT pine .
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It's hard to tell with weathered wood. I'd guess from the grain that it's pine. But cut into the non-weathered part of the wood. Western Red Cedar has a unique smell when cut. Fir or Pine won't have much of a smell. WRC will have an orangish or yellowish color. fir/pine will be lighter though not always.

You don't say what part of the country you live in. That might be a helpful clue.
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In Utah. I'll have to cut a piece in half tonight or tomorrow. Its not pressure treated since it doesn't have those holes. Unless it could have been pressure treated without the holes?
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Looks like pressure treated SYP to me.
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PT lumber in the past did not have the perforations. It's southern pine since that is one of the few species that will accept the treatment. I would guess you have standard 5/4 x 6 SYP PT decking. Just take a piece with you to the lumber yard, they will match for you.
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