Category Archives: Ipe Wood

Ipe Deck NY

How Long Does Ipe Decking Really Last?

To answer the question, we have to understand the other popular products and what they bring to the table. For decades, the most popular materials for building decks were pressure treated wood, redwood, or cedar. Recently, composite decking came into the field with mixed results among home owners. Continue reading

Steak and vegetables with dressing sitting directly on top of ipe.

Brazilian Wood For Dinner?

It wasn’t too long ago that plastic was being used for almost everything: lunchboxes, building materials, and even dinner plates. However, restaurants and fast food chains, have slowly started to evolve their image, moving from fast, convenient, and on-the-go to a more refined model that prioritizes the customer experience. As part of this change, many restaurants, both fast and traditional, have begun to use wood in the presentation of their food.

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The beautiful sign that adorns the entrance to the pier

Tifft Street Pier in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo has been generating a lot of buzz surrounding new public works that have been revitalizing the historical industrial districts for the public. The Tifft Street Pier and boardwalk is one of the projects that has been recently completed, and is now open to the public to enjoy. The beautiful Tifft Pier has a floating dock that allows pedestrians to experience being surrounded on all 4 sides by water from Lake Erie. There are benches, and also accommodations for fishing.

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Board up your windows and doors with Ipe, the zombies won't be able to get in!

How to Zombie Proof Your Home!

It seems like it’s inevitable, the zombie apocalypse is coming. So what are we to do when this doomsday approaches? We’ll zombie-proof our homes, of course!

Now you may be wondering why you’re on a decking blog reading about zombies, but if The Walking Dead has taught us anything, it’s that we can live amongst the undead.
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Three Cumaru boards represent the wide variety of colors that it can come in

Thinking of Exotic Hardwoods for Your Project? Here’s What to Expect

Wood is one the most beautiful and environmentally friendly products in the world. It comes in a variety of colors, textures, patterns, grain, and much more. It is a natural material that can’t be duplicated and sometimes it may be hard to envision exactly what will arrive at your doorstep after you place an order.

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Common Ipe Decking Problems

What to Expect When Working with Ipe

No material comes without its share of challenges, and Ipe is no exception. This includes drilling, cutting, and price. Addressing these problems individually will help you understand why they arise and how you can solve them

Predrilling is an important step when it comes to fastening hardwoods.

Predrilling is an important step when it comes to fastening hardwoods.

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Is Cumaru the New Ipe?

Advantage Ipe™ & Advantage Cumaru™ are two gorgeous hardwood options.

Advantage Ipe™ & Advantage Cumaru™ are two gorgeous hardwood options.

Cumaru isn’t exactly the new kid on the block in the exotic decking neighborhood, but it has recently become the choice of wood for many designers, architects, and contractors. Its versatility, color, and similarity to Ipe has allowed Cumaru to be used for residential and commercial applications.

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