Monthly Archives: February 2016

Top 10 Features of Ipe Decking Wood

Ipe lumber is known by many names; to name a few: Ipe Brazil, Amapa, Flor Amarillo, Madera Negra, and Guayacan. Ipe wood typically grows in the marshes, riverbanks, and ridge tops of tropical South Central America. It is also one of the tallest trees in the Amazon region, growing up to an average of 140 feet in height. It is a popular wood for decking and other outdoor and indoor applications and installations because of its ideal natural features:  Continue reading

Things to Consider Before Buying Decking Wood for Your Home

You need to choose high-quality wood must be used to ensure the durability and lasting value of your deck, but it can be challenging to decide on the right type of decking material. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the wide range of selection, color, and types of wood available from suppliers. Be sure to consider factors like the weather and climate, outdoor conditions, and things intend to do to your deck when narrowing your choices down. Here are some of the other things you should consider before buying decking wood for you home: Continue reading

Benefits of Using Cedar Wood for Exterior Home Decking

Cedar wood is a prominent decking material choice, and it is easy to see why. Other than its obvious benefits of durability and aesthetics, cedar offers a range of other advantages over other woods. In fact, it is difficult to find better and more beautiful decking options in the market, especially if you are looking for a certain elegance that only redwood can provide. Continue reading

Cedar Wood – Shock Resistance and Dimensionally Stable Decking

Cedar is a great material to work with. This versatile timber is often used by allows craftsmen to create furniture pieces like foot lockers and chests. Cedar can be used as building material for homes, too. Cedar wood produces lengthy timbers with a uniform texture and a fine, straight grain. As a result, wood is easy to cut, nail, and saw with common tools. Despite this, cedar wood is incredibly resistant to splitting (typically caused by fasteners). Moreover, it is pitch-free and its heartwood is naturally resistant to decay. Continue reading