Aug , Over the past several months we have written about tropical decking choices, Ipe importing seasons, and Ipe pricing fluctuations This week we This is especially true for ground level decks as this air flow will let the whole deck board expand and contract evenly as the seasons change Finally, proper end
Nov , It comes down to different needs for different builders, and one boat guy may pick out of boards, whereas the next will pick out of The fact remains that this wood still has to come from the other side of the world, it faces many regulations and import fees, and because it is a byproduct of buying
Apr , A close up look at the wood ipé boards and how they sit within a painted steel channel (a structural member that is shaped like the letter C) In between each x trellis board is a smaller x board that helps hold the trellis boards in the steel channel Part of how they achieve this is simply by
These boards can be cut to specific dimensions and are not kiln dried Kiln Dried Lumber , , Need something out of the ordinary Sycamore, Ipe, Purple Heart, etc We can special order exotic lumber and sheet goods (plywood) Western Red Cedar We carry kiln dried and rough sawn cedar Call for availability on
Oct , The availability of wider and longer African hardwood boards is much greater, the species are more durable and hold moulded details well Ultimately, the major cost increase of having the logs sawn onshore and the potential of running awry of Lacey legislation or another customs regulation means that
Feb , For some prices, I walked through two of my local wood suppliers and noted some prices for some of their domestic and exotic lumber Species, Dimension, Price ( Can) (bf = board foot, ea = each) Maple, Big Leaf, bf Maple, Bird s Eye, , bf Maple bat blanks (hard), x x , ea.
Initially, decking and railing does cost more, board for board, than wood decking and railing however, the payoff you get over time in decreased maintenance This subtle color variation offers the look of luxurious tropical hardwoods, like ipe decks, but without the environmental strain of harvesting endangered woods.
Nov , I have commonly seen the open gapped rainscreen detail used with ipe boards but Ipe is a tropical hardwood related to mahogany Cement based boards are also used commonly but cement has fairly high embodied energy Both of these are not locally sourced materials The gap in the siding also reveals