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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

closeup of deck using 2x2 batu tiles

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