A deck is more than an extension to your house. It's an outdoor living space, offering a place to entertain family and friends for an afternoon barbecue or evening party, or the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon of relaxation.

Eastside Decks, LLC crafts custom porches and decks for homes in Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Mercer Island.

Cedar Decking

For some discerning tastes, there is no substitute for real wood when it comes to decking. In the Pacific Northwest, a common choice of wood for decking is from the Western red cedar tree, which is native to Washington and the western seaboard from Canada into northern California.

There are good reasons for choosing this hearty native tree for a new beautiful deck. Cedar wood has few knots and has an appealing compact straight grain with little pitch. Having fewer knots reduces future holes in cedar planks due to a knot's tendency to dry, crack and drop out of the wood. While the compact straight grain makes for a lightweight sturdy cedar plank that is pleasing to the eye.

Washington and the smell of cedar are married in an enticing way. A waft of cedar transports you into the midst of a Pacific Coast forest, no matter where you are. Cedar also has unique chemical properties. The most important one to decking is the natural fungicide found in mature trees. By staving off the deteriorating effects of fungi, cedar lumber, when properly maintained, can last centuries.

As preparation to designing and building a cedar deck begins, an experienced contractor is important. At Eastside Decks, LLC, we have the knowledge in designing and building wood decks and we can assure you that the finished deck will look and function well, far into the future. The beauty of cedar planks is accentuated on a deck by having the eye of practiced crafter perform the installations. We at Eastside Decks, LLC have been creating custom decks in the greater Seattle area for over six years

Western red cedar, as in most woods, will vary greatly in color from plank to plank. While mostly yellow in hue, the red cedar can vary into slightly reddish tones. Though proper sealing we can preserve the beautiful variation of colors in the natural cedar wood for years to come.

Spend time viewing the completed projects on our web site. Through the pictures, artisanship and attention to detail will be apparent. We invite you to read our customer's testimonials. When you have made the decision to add more value to your home with a new cedar deck, contact Eastside Decks, LLC for a free estimate.

What our clients say

I'm really pleased with the new front porch that Kevin built. He had the extra challenge of working around guys who were building a wall next to the porch. Despite them taking longer than expected, Kevin was able to complete his work on schedule with no compromise in quality.

Thanks, Kevin for improving the appearance and safety of the front entryway.