Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck The floorboards are lumberyard “culls” that had turned gray or cracked from being exposed to weather. Meffan had them re-milled into pristine planks with an old-world feel. Contractors typically pass up culls to get to the “good” wood below. Ask at your local home center, and you may be able to get them at a steep discount, or even for free.  Photo 10 of 13 in Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)