not being a contractor or whatever, i just go to a local hardware/home store to get lumber for my deck project. i've noticed of the three places i've gotten wood (yes, it's the worlds second slowest deck build), at one place the wood dosen't have that look or smell of pressure treated wood i'm used to. they said it was, and that's it's some new kind of method and chemical that dosen't smell so strong.
anyone heard of this? i end up getting wood at this particuar chain because they have more size selection, especially longer pieces, but as mentioned, the wood dosen't seem treated and really looks dry and looks like it has more splits in it i worry about. if the other store has the size i need i get it there instead.
and part two, i didn't mention store names to make sure it didn't seem like i was downing or recommending one or the other. one is just a local place that dosen't have much wood wise anyway, but the other two are the big names in the homestore game. one has this untreated/new method looking wood.
so all that to ask the more experienced, what store do you get your wood from, or do you go to a dedicated lumberyard and skip the home stores altogether when it comes to wood? thanks.