Douglas Fir for decking?
Has anyone used Douglas Fir 1x4 boards for decking? I'm building two decks, 18x16 and 8x12. My father has pushed fir since the beginning saying people have been using it for 100 years,etc. I would like to go with Mahogany but i think it will be out of my price range considering two decks. The Fir is only about $1.03/lf, the mahogany i'm not sure of. I've also been told that the Fir has a problem splintering easily, but doesn't all would? Also, the decking will be stained and I'm located in the Boston area. Thanks for any input.