Redwood Decking


Once the location and design for a new Humboldt Redwood deck have been chosen, it is time to determine the redwood building materials you need. Before heading to your nearest Humboldt Redwood dealer, you’ll need the right products to make sure the best deck is built – starting with a solid deck wood. The best wood for decks should have considerable strength for structural stability, be weather resistant, and be durable enough to last for years to come. 

Humboldt Redwood is one of nature’s finest and strongest building materials with shear strength up to five times greater than plastic composite decks. All this strength and durability comes packaged in a lightweight wood that’s easy to work with, which helps lower overall construction costs. On top of all these benefits, Humboldt Redwood deck wood is an attractive material. It’s rich, warm color and grain pattern will look great even as it ages.

There are several factors to keep in mind when choosing Humboldt Redwood lumber and deck boards – namely, the grade, dimension, and finish characteristic.

Framing & Substructure

Humboldt Redwood has the strength needed to create a structure that will securely support your deck for years to come. However, there are other products that can be used beneath the Redwood surface if you’re on a budget. Allweather Wood Pressure Treated Lumber is an affordable substructure material that can be paired with Humboldt Redwood decking to create an outdoor space that’s cost effective, beautiful, and solidly built.

Redwood Deck
Board Sizing

Once you know the grade you want to work with, choosing the right Humboldt Redwood deck boards is simply a matter of getting the right dimension. Sizing isn’t just about the square footage of a deck. You can create a unique look by using different lengths and widths of Humboldt Redwood deck boards.

If budget is a priority, less in-demand deck board lengths such as 8’, 10’, and 14’ can be more economical.

By designing your deck to take advantage of these less popular deck board lengths, you can have a beautiful, unique deck at a more affordable cost per square foot. Contact your nearest Humboldt Redwood dealer for additional information and suggestions on the most economical deck board lengths available.

Dimension Length Grades Available Finish Characteristic
2"x4" 6'-20' Deck Common, Deck Heart, Selected Heart, Clear, B Grade, Heart B, Heart clear S45*
2"x6" 6'-20' Deck Common, Deck Heart, Selected Heart, Clear, B Grade, Heart B, Heart clear S45*

S4S* = Surfaced Four Sides