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Tips To Prepare Your Hardwood Deck For Winter

September 18, 2020 By
The weather is still beautiful this time of year but that doesn’t mean you should pretend winter isn’t on the way! If you have a gorgeous hardwood deck, you’ll want to protect your investment and make sure you’re prepared for inclement weather. Follow our simple steps and you’ll be ready for the snow and rain.... Read More

All About Garapa Hardwood

August 5, 2020 By ,
Are you thinking about building a new deck or fence? You know you want the incredible durability and beauty of a tropical hardwood but there are many options. If you’re debating the merits of the different hardwoods out there, we urge you to consider garapa. It’s an excellent material to use for a variety of... Read More

The Many Uses of Ipe Hardwood

July 15, 2020 By , ,
If you know any of us at Hardwood Decking Supply, then you probably know how much we love ipe hardwood. And we’re not the only ones! Ipe (also known as Ironwood and Brazilian Walnut)  is our best-selling product. This is not a surprise because it has many outstanding characteristics. In fact, it is such a... Read More

Why Batu Is Better Than Mahogany

June 16, 2020 By , ,
Many homeowners covet the beautiful, high-end look of mahogany. It’s only natural that mahogany is often a material that homeowners consider when installing a new deck or fence. However, mahogany, which can be problematic, is far from the best option. Learn more about mahogany and the superior option, Batu! Don't pay a premium for inferior... Read More

All About Massaranduba Redwood Decking

May 11, 2020 By ,
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 By ,
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

Build a Fence With Batu or Ipe Hardwood

March 19, 2020 By , ,
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 By ,
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

All About Batu

January 16, 2020 By ,
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