First DIY deck

RaincheckSeptember 8, 2012


My name is Rick and live in Ireland, because our back garden had a few concrete steps and in a slope we hardly made any use of it. So I decided to place a deck after loads of research and searching for materials i finally started 3 weekends ago.

I was able to source for a very good price balau hardwood deck 9x2 cm intotal i needed about 25 m2 build my frame with treated timber and cemented the posts. Used SPAX-D deck screws and its almost finished.

I got the balau hardwood for a very good price but only because it was stained and needs to be cleaned.

Here is my question: what is the best way to clean the deck so it's natural color will pop up again, I would like to apply a transparent oil and leave the wood color as natural as possible.

Click on my link to see the deck and hopefully you can give me some advice.

Thanks in advance Rick ....

Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of deck

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