There are a whole range of redwood grades that can be used on decks. By carefully choosing the right grade you can save money and build a beautiful project.
The most economical grade for decking is Construction Common. With the strength to do the job, it contains a combination of heartwood and sapwood and will provide years of service.
For posts, beams and joists an all-heartwood grade of redwood is recommended. Construction Heart is the most economical grade for these applications.
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