Caulfield North Residence
Photos by John Wheatley
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Recycled timbers are good because the tannins – dyes normally used to dye wood – have already been leached out. So they will not stain the soles of your feet or anything else. The timber used around this pool is spotted gum and teak. The rule of thumb is: The more expensive the timber the less it leaches colour, as it has not been dyed.Cost: Medium to high. Wood comes in the higher price bracket, especially as it needs regular maintenance.Pros: Wooden decks are a good choice if you want the original, warm authentic look that comes with natural wood, It is also easy to cut and shape, and easier to lay than other deck materials. Plus, it complements any outdoor décor.Cons: Wood tends to rot or splinter, hence needs a good amount of maintenance, which would include oiling, sealing and waterproofing on a yearly basis.