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Decked Out: Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Treated Wood

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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by Lauren Zerbey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified May 18, 2011

Backyard decks are often constructed using pressure treated wood, a process that injects chemicals into soft woods, making them suitable for outdoor use and resistant to termites and rot. While




 

 

Backyard decks are often constructed using pressure treated wood, a process that injects chemicals into soft woods, making them suitable for outdoor use and resistant to termites and rot. While safer preservatives have replaced toxic arsenic and creosote, wood treated with chemicals cannot be recycled or burned. There may not be a perfect decking product, but there are better options - find out more after the jump!



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