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Poor quality pressure treated

When a contractor is complaining about poor quality pressure treated wood that they are forced to use for framing, there may be something else going on.¬† Every time I work with a builder there are 2 things I check. Firstly, I check their levels to make sure they are accurate. We’ll go through how…(Read More)

picket fence failure due to wrong materials

Poplar Wood – Not for Outdoors! I admit it. I used Poplar outdoors and quickly regretted it. We built a large fence and used Poplar trim. (See the Tennis Court Fence here) We asked 15 carpenters, 10 lumber yards and consulted every library¬†book on the shelf to find out what would last and what wouldn…(Read More)