What is this decking

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Old 05-15-19, 12:45 PM
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What is this decking

I need to replace some of the decking on my deck but am at a loss trying to determine what the decking is called or where I can source it. The previous homeowner rebuilt the deck so I don't have any info on it or the contractor that did it. It is not standard dimensional lumber but if I have to go to the effort of ripping 2x6s I will. I live in the Atlanta, GA region in the event that it is a regional product.

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  • It's wood, not composite
  • The corners have a radius to them
  • There are two kerf cuts running the length of the board on the bottom.
  • Dimensions are 5 1/8" x 1 3/8"

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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Hard telling without see it. Could be Ipe.
 
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I don't think you're going to get much of an answer without including a picture or three.
 
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Here's a photo, albeit a little blurry. I am not interested in the species as it does not appear to be exotic. I am more interested in the size/shape to match the surrounding decking.
 
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Looks like regular 5/4 decking to me.
 
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I agree, pressure treated pine decking.
 
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Most likely 2x6's and very wet when installed, as coming directly out of wet treatment. Has dried to the dimensions you gave.
 
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Well they didn't shrink as they dried or you would have a gap between boards and those boards are tight. They shouldn't be tight, decking needs to be gapped.

Looks like pressure treated yellow pine... my guess would be that it was some carpenters custom work. The screw locations look quite precise as well, so it was probably someone who thought he was trying to do a nice job. Kerfing boards is talked about in some woodworking magazines but to my knowledge, no one sells them that way. The width was possibly ripped to equal some multiple in order to start and end with a "full" board. Anyone with a router can put a roundover on an edge.
 
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Sorry, I didn't read the dimensions you posted. Now that I have, I agree this looks like 2x6 lumber.
 
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Thanks all. I was hoping it was an off the shelf product but it looks like I have more work to do.
 
 

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