Nov , Sure, it has a general appearance from one species to the next, and I can look at a board and tell you it is Cherry, Teak, Utile or Ipe But amongst an entire For now, let s look at all the things that can affect the color of your decking boards, and what you can do to get the best color match for your project.
Nov , In the end installing your decking following proper spacing will be your best defense against wood movement issues later on This is not to imply that once acclimated your boards won t move again, far from it, but starting with a board at rest instead of one which is moving will make any installation go
Aug , 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 sealant should be used any time the boards are cut to length Wood is just like a bundle of st s, and moisture will come and go most quickly
Oct , Learn about softwoods, tropical hardwoods, composites and more for decks, including pros, cons and costs means that a hole is drilled through the material so that a screw can be installed below the surface of the board, then infilled with a small round piece of ipe that s glued in place to cover the screw.
Apr , When it comes to decking, what we are really talking about is how much the boards will flex under foot between the joists This is a big deal when it comes to deciding the spacing for the structure underneath Unless the moon bounce feel is what you are going for with your deck, then a stiff board is a
Dec , Choosing how much of a gap to put between your decking boards isn t a simple answer If we install a typical × Ipe decking board today using our weather conditions of humidity and ° while assuming the wood is wide, it will maintain that width through the heat and humidity however,
Nov , As a decking material, Ipe is air dried to around moisture content, before it is milled in South America into deck boards As an exterior product, this You stack the cards in your favor by laying down a drier board in the first place, paying close attention to ventilation, and gap spacing But how do you lay
The deck boards themselves are tongue and groove planks, but they also have to be pre drilled on the tongue side before each is secured with long stainless steel screws About every four rows, we re adding spacers between the boards Even as dense as ipê is, it will expand and contract at least some, and this space will