We have to wait for 30 days for the pressure treated lumber to cure. Then we’ll (or should I say probably me) will stain and seal the deck. We are going to use an oil base stain and seal so it last a long time.
The original deck used 1 x 6’s lumber and they were nailed down. It was built over 15 years ago, and we really can’t complain; however over time the boards started to curl up and the nails started popping out. The boards started rotting and then I was always getting a splinter in my foot. Then ever so often I would take a step and feel the boards give.
The new deck is made out of 2 x 6’s and they are screwed down. Also, all of the rough edges have been sanded. Now I don’t have to worry about the Grand Kids playing on the deck. Can’t wait to decorate it and sit out on the deck, relax with a cup of coffee and watch the birds in the bird sanctuary. What you didn’t know I had a bird sanctuary? It’s another project on my list.