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Beat the Heat With the Right Hardwood Deck

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With summer quickly approaching and temperatures starting to rise, finding a way to stay comfortable outside becomes a high priority. Thankfully, tropical hardwood decking offers a stunning and practical solution to beat the heat while elevating your outdoor living space. Whether you’re renovating an old deck or embarking on a new project, tropical hardwoods blend... Read More

Wood Decor Ideas to Incorporate in 2024

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Whether you consider them New Year’s resolutions or not, whenever January comes around, it’s hard not to think of projects you want to tackle in the year to come. As we enter the new year, the appeal of wood in design is growing, providing many options for making beautiful and eco-friendly spaces. Regardless of the... Read More

The Many Benefits of Hardwood Kitchen Countertops

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Tropical hardwoods have many uses, from decks to fences to furniture. But have you ever considered using these beautiful, durable woods for a kitchen countertop? Before you start worrying about scratches and water damage, remember that we’re talking about tropical hardwoods, not something like balsa! If you’re interested in creating a trendy yet timeless kitchen,... Read More

How to Pick the Right Type of Wood for An Outdoor Project

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When picking the correct type of wood for your outdoor project, there are many great and valuable options for you to consider. However, parsing through all the different types of wood can be a little overwhelming. Depending on the project, certain types of wood may be better suited than others. Other factors such as price,... Read More

What is the Janka Hardness Scale?

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The Janka Hardness Scale is something that we often refer to here at Hardwood Decking Supply. Where did it come from, why do we use it, and why should it matter to you? Let’s jump in and learn more! What does the Janka Hardness Scale measure? In short, the Janka Hardness Scale measures — surprise!... Read More

The Many Uses of Ipe Hardwood

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UPDATED FOR 2022 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... Read More

Why Ipe Hardwood Is Perfect for the Pacific Northwest

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

Build a Batu or Ipe Hardwood Fence

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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