This is a rail hanger. Change your opinion any?
Ditto, and why I didn't bother to vote.Personally, I'd rent a pressure washer, if the wood is softwood 500-600 PSI, clean it, sand, stain, and seal it. If done right you can get another 7-10 years of life out of this.
I do not care for the look of either of your choices, today wood bends and twists like a live snake in a hot skillet.
Ditto, and why I didn't bother to vote.
Judging by the photos, neither option appears to be up to building safety codes, with respect to child safety.
Future resale disclosures, and possible liability in case some young child (any grandchildren yet?) crawls between the horizontal rails, could hinder a future sale, or worse.
Prepare for the future - bottom line, rebuild to code whether it is a requirement or not, or consider other more conventional options that will not be a liability or hinder sale.
if i had to build a deck that was exposed to the elements trex or something similar woulbe my choice too!I vote #2 If you don't want to do it ever again, you might want to think about making it with Trex or some other composite wood.
I rebuilt my deck 3 years ago with Trex so I won't have to mess with it again.