Is Your Ipe Decking Grey?

Powerwash Ipe Decking
If you have an Ipe deck that has been neglected or gone grey don’t worry you can quickly make it look new again. Naturally the UV rays of the sun will strip the color out of the surface of wood and many other materials, even composites that claim they won’t fade. The problem with other materials is that they will eventually fade and there’s nothing you can do to them after that. Fortunately you have an Ipe deck and can quickly bring it back to life.

Here’s a picture of a customer’s deck on their seasonal summer home. This home sits vacant for 8 months out of the year and sees extreme winters and summers. The owners got busy with life as many of us do and let the deck go. However as you can see in this picture a quick pressure wash with a wide fan tip brings it back to looking like new again. After the ipe decking dries all you need to do is simply roll on some Ipe Oil and you are good to go for awhile.

5 Inch Tigerwood Flooring – Brazil Mill Production

tigerwood flooring

Our Brazil mill just finished milling this beautiful 5 inch Tigerwood flooring. This flooring will be shipped to the US to be finished and ready for distribution to our customers. You will notice plenty of figure in our Tigerwood flooring. Owning a mill in Brazil allows us to control the quality and give our customers a far superior quality finished product. We are the only American company that actually owns mills in Brazil. Prior to owning our own mills we relied on buying materials from various other mills and when the containers arrive to our factories in the US we would open the container and often find mixed grades that we would have to sort and discount the lesser grades.

We sort everything in our Brazil mills to meet the expectations of our American and international buyers. For years our customers have relied on our superior grading and sorting standards. This is extremely important for wholesale flooring customers buying containers of hardwood flooring. Do not roll the dice with drop shippers and brokers who never even see the lumber. We invite any of our customers to visit any of our factories.

We are also one of the few companies who refuses to send flooring to China to have it prefinished, yes its cheaper but you get what you pay for and other flooring companies have had many issues with doing this and these problems unfortunately get passed onto the customer. This is why we finish all of our flooring in the US so we can control the quality and assure our customers they are getting something we would gladly put in our homes with our own families. Did I mention our prices on 3/4″ solid Tigerwood flooring is cheaper than those box stores? Yes we can have it finished in the US and still sell cheaper. Give us a call today for a quote 1-877-232-3915 or buy tigerwood flooring online

Changing The Blades On a 53″ Planer/Sander


There are 520 individual carbide cutting knives on this 53″ planer/sander. One of our hardworking mill employees is doing the first cutter right now and he only has 519 more to go. Yes this process takes a long time but we don’t mind investing the time and money into good equipment to produce the best lumber products. Even though this will take a long time to replace all 520 cutters they are carbide so they typically last longer than a standard high speed steel straight knife planer blade. This is important when working with extremely dense hardwoods like we sell. Not only do our cutters last longer because they are carbide but we find there is less planer snipe with these cutters and our customers appreciate that. We have several of these in our company wide arsenal of 10 different planers including straight knife conventional, Rotary planers, and wide belt planer/Sanders.

Live Edge Tigerwood Table Slabs


Our Brazil mill just finished these live edge Tigerwood table slabs. They are cut and stacked in book matched sets and ready to leave our mill in Brazil. These are being shipped to our Florida facility for distribution to our US and Canadian customers. No order is too small or large whether its one slab, two slabs, or a full container load.

Live Edge Slab Table Made From Australian Beefwood

Live Edge Table - Australian Beefwood

This is one massive Beefwood slab! This glue-up contains 6 separate slabs that blend together almost seamlessly to make it resemble one large slab. Australian Beefwood was introduced to Florida in the late 1800s and quickly became an invasive species, threatening the local ecosystem. Beefwood gets its name from its combination of red and maroon colors with gray rays, similar to the appearance of raw beef. Beefwood is one of the hardest woods growing in the US and has grain ranging from straight to swirly. This combination makes it an interesting wood for table slabs, furniture tops, turning, gluing, and finishing. Contact us now to get one of your very own! 1-877-232-3915

Our second sawmill line at our mill in Brazil is now up and running

Brazil SawmillOur second sawmill line at our mill in Brazil is now up and running. Cutting FSC certified Tigerwood logs for decking, flooring, and deck tiles. This line is smaller but is fully rebuilt and cutting some very accurate rough sawn blanks. Having good rough sawn lumber can effect the moisture consistency when kiln drying and the quality of the final product. Some big Tigerwood logs are lined up for live edge table slabs next week.

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Summer’s Here and It’s Time For Shorts

Summertime is here! While you break out the board shorts, we’ll break out the short boards! We do everything we can to eliminate waste, so we keep cutoffs to sell at bargain prices. Many lumber companies sell shorts at a discounted price, but few will call 7 FEET a short board. We do!
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