News & Tips

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 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 Ipe Hardwood

November 25, 2019 By ,
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

How Do You Maintain an Ipe Deck?

September 3, 2019 By ,
Congratulations! Your new ipe deck is finished and it looks amazing. While ipe is considered to be low maintenance, all exterior surfaces are regularly subjected to dirt, dust, plant matter, and the elements. To keep your deck in tip-top shape as we head into the fall, here are a few tips to keep in mind…. Read More