Wood is one of the most common decking materials. Apart from wood, there are also other materials like composite, plastic, aluminum. Wood decks are usually attractive and yellow pine is much stronger than others. It is cost efficient also. You can get that easily and refinishing them, is also easy. But people, who want an unexceptional deck, can choose redwood. The other choices are cedar, mahogany, and Ipe.
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