Building made simple.

Versatile and easy to work with, Mendocino redwood is the perfect wood to start building your dream deck or fence.



Projects around the home are much more rewarding when you do it yourself. Not only do you feel a sense of accomplishment, but you can also develop valuable skills in the process. A great project to get started building yourself is a beautiful, durable redwood deck, fence, planter box or other outdoor structure.

As you evaluate options to do it yourself, there are a few things to keep in mind. It is advisable to utilize materials that are easy to work with and easy to find. Luckily, Mendocino redwood fits the bill. Redwood is naturally lightweight and versatile. All you need to get started is a healthy dose of creativity and normal wood working tools. Because Mendocino redwood is available at The Home Depot stores throughout the Western U.S., it is easy to find and shop for. Please visit our Where to Buy page to find a store location near you.

Another consideration if you plan to do it yourself is to determine how you want your finished project to look. Do you want to leave it untreated, or do you want to finish it with a paint, stain or sealant? With Mendocino redwood, you can do any of the above. Untreated redwood will weather to a soft gray patina and naturally blend in with outdoor surroundings. Or, if you prefer, you may choose to finish your project with the paint, stain, or sealant of your choice. Redwood readily accepts finishes, so that perfect paint or stain will last a long time.

With the simple investment of time and effort, you can build a home improvement project to reflect your personal style and create enjoyment for your family for years to come. Get out your tools, finalize your plans, and do it yourself! Your family will love the results.


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