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Massaranduba Wood Deck

All About Massaranduba Redwood Decking

May 11, 2020 2:10 pm Published by Comments Off on All About Massaranduba Redwood Decking

Massaran-what? The name is a mouthful but this hardwood is pure beauty, through and through. For a high-end look with superior performance, look no further than massaranduba. Massaranduba hardwood facts Also known as bulletwood and Brazilian redwood, massaranduba is found throughout Central and South America in a variety of different forest types. Smooth to the... Read More

Why Ipe Hardwood Is Perfect for the Pacific Northwest

April 8, 2020 2:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Why Ipe Hardwood Is Perfect for the Pacific Northwest

If you live in the Pacific Northwest and you’re thinking about building a new deck this summer, you might be wondering if wood is the best choice given the region’s wet winters. As anyone in Portland or Seattle can tell you, constant rain can wreak havoc on wood structures. However, certain types of hardwoods –... Read More

batu fence

Build a Fence With Batu or Ipe Hardwood

March 19, 2020 11:48 am Published by Comments Off on Build a Fence With Batu or Ipe Hardwood

Are you considering building or replacing a fence this spring? Whether you’re interested in increased privacy, blocking noise or unsightly views, or safely corralling pets and children, a fence is a great way to add curb appeal to your home. When building a fence, many professionals and DIYers automatically point to a wood like pine... Read More

Why FSC Certification is Important

March 4, 2020 3:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Why FSC Certification is Important

What is FSC certification? The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a nonprofit organization that provides environmentally sustainable standards for a wide variety of products related to forests. In addition to setting standards, FSC independently confirms that the standards have been met and then provides its certified logo to qualifying products. Founded in 1993 in response... Read More

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All About Batu

January 16, 2020 12:30 pm Published by Comments Off on All About Batu

Batu is a gorgeous wood that is an ideal material to use for deck building. If you’re looking for a beautiful and durable wood that costs less than ipe, then batu is a great option for you. Batu Facts Also known as red balau, batu is a hardwood originating from Indonesia and other locations in... Read More

2020

4 Deck Trends for 2020

December 16, 2019 10:59 am Published by Comments Off on 4 Deck Trends for 2020

The new year is almost upon us! We love looking ahead to the new year and thinking about what the latest and greatest trends might be for our industry. We’ve seen some interesting trends in our 22 years of experience! Here’s what we’re predicting for 2020. Color: While cool, muted grays and traditional browns continue... Read More

end piece of 5/4x8 ipe hardwood decking

All About Ipe Hardwood

November 25, 2019 9:50 am Published by Comments Off on All About Ipe Hardwood

If you’re planning on building a new deck, ipe wood is a great option. Tough, strong, and durable, your ipe deck will last for decades with the proper care. Let’s learn more about this incredible material! Ipe Facts Also called Brazilian walnut, ipe is a gorgeous wood with a rich, dark brown color. Ipe is... Read More

3 pieces of 5/4x6 tigerwood decking boards

Consider Tigerwood For Your Deck

October 23, 2019 11:42 am Published by Comments Off on Consider Tigerwood For Your Deck

Tigerwood is a beautiful hardwood that is unlike any other. With its golden-to-reddish brown color and tigerlike dark stripes, tigerwood is sure to bring a gorgeous, unique look to your project. Tigerwood Facts Also known as goncalo alves and Brazilian koa, tigerwood can be found in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. With... Read More