Monthly Archives: September 2013

Build a New Home Using Cedar Timbers and Beams

Build a New Home Using Cedar Timbers and Beams

Building your dream home from the ground up is a rewarding project. You have complete control over the design of the home. You are able to decide whether you want to have exposed and opened ceilings going all the way to the roof, the size of each of the rooms, and other such aspects. Further, you can choose from a variety of building materials to use for your project, such as cedar timbers and beams. Continue reading

You Have Several Choices of Hardwood You Can Use for Decking

People frequently prefer using hardwoods for flooring, decking and other areas around their home, due to its durability. Most woods are designed to be naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insects, including termites. As a result, no sealers or finishers are required when the wood is used outdoors. Additionally, hardwood lasts a long time, and depending upon the wood, most last at least twenty-five years or longer. Continue reading

Garapa Decking is One Type of Wood You Can Use to Build Your New Deck

Garapa Decking is One Type of Wood You Can Use to Build Your New Deck

There are specific materials and tools required any time you are considering building your own deck. To start with, the first thing you need to decide is the type of wood you want to use, such as Garapa decking. The quality of wood determines how long your deck is going to last, as well as what sort of finishing processes are required using various sealers and protectants. Once you have selected the wood you want to use, you will want to develop a plan for your deck. You might want to draw out your own plan by hand, or take advantage of different design options available through various sources online, including here at ABS Wood. Your plan plays a direct role in the amount of wood and related materials that are needed to assemble your deck. Continue reading

Consider Garapa Decking When You Want a Lighter Color Deck

There are different colors of wood available to use for adding a deck to your home. Choosing the right color depends upon the exterior colors of your house. For example, if you have a darker-colored siding, you may decide to use Garapa decking, because this wood provides a lighter color. You might have heard of this type of wood also being referred to as Brazilian Oak. The boards are a fine grain yellow timber and sometimes contain streaks of brown. Over time and exposure to the sun, without any sealer, they turn a beautiful russet golden-brown color. Continue reading

You Can Find Cedar Wood for Sale to Use for a Variety of Projects

You Can Find Cedar Wood For Sale to Use for a Variety of Projects

You are able to find cedar wood for sale which can be used to complete a wide variety of projects around your home. Cedar timbers are often used as wall supports, beams, and joists in the construction of a brand new home. Due to the durability of the wood, it provides a uniform texture that is easy to cut, saw, and nail, and to attach other components to during the construction process. When being used for construction purposes, you will want to make sure the wood has been properly treated against rot, decay, and insects. Continue reading

Tigerwood Decking has a Beautiful Reddish Color and Tiger Pattern

Tigerwood decking has a unique pattern in the grain that is similar to the markings found on a tiger and which is a brilliantly reddish color. The wood is extremely hard, heavy, and closed-grained. It resists water well and has natural resistance to decay, rot, and insect attack.  Further, this type of wood may be offered in large sizes and is easy to shape with the right tools. Continue reading

Installing an Ipe Deck Takes Time and Preparation

Installing an Ipe Deck Takes Time and Preparation

The amount of time required to fully install your new Ipe deck depends on several factors, such as the size of the deck, design pattern, and number of stairways and railings. For example, a standard size deck, with one stairway and railings, takes approximately two weeks to install. If you are completing the project over several weekends, then this would translate to approximately 6 weekends. This time frame not only includes the actual installation, but also the preparation and planning stages. Continue reading

Things You Can Do While You Wait for Your Brazilian Teak Decking to Arrive

After ordering your Ipe or Cumaru Brazilian Teak decking and other materials, there are things you need to do to make the site ready prior to building the deck. You are able to complete some of these ahead of time, so when your decking arrives you are ready to move on with your project. If you are building your deck over a lawn, you might want to remove the grass. While this is not necessary, maintaining the lawn can become an issue, later on, because your decking will be in the way. You only have to remove the top few inches of grass. You may want to cut it into strips of sod and transplant it to a different area on your property. After the grass is removed, you should cover the dirt with a plastic cover, as this prevents weeds from taking seed. Continue reading