Deck Design of the Week

In the world of home design and architecture, there are certainly some wonderful uses for ipe that even I haven’t thought of! I’ve been doing a lot of research online to see what exactly savvy homeowners and architects are doing with this versatile, dependable, and luxurious exotic hardwood. To say that I was inspired would …

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Composite Decking Problems & Recalls

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know that I am not a fan of composite decking. After all, there’s a good reason why this blog is called the “Ipe Decking Blog”! šŸ™‚ However, despite my own personal reasons, if you conduct your own research into composite decking comparisons and composite decking …

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Ipe Decking Featured at Luxury Washington, D.C. Hotel

I just came across quite possibly one of the coolest looking hotels in a long time. The Donovan House in Washington D.C., recently opened their brand-new rooftop private pool and rooftop bar. The best part? They chose ipe decking! Hopefully, I’ll be able to visit that hotel soon to get first-hand pics! For now, you’ll …

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Green Building with Ipe Decking & FSC Wood

There are so many great resources out there to help you build a green deck, or install eco-friendly flooring. Thanks to increased demand and the efforts of governments throughout the world, eco-friendly products are not going to become a fad, but hopefully an industry standard. Obviously, this is important because if the construction industry and the lumber industry fail to recognize that there are only so many resources in the world, they are basically leading to their own demise. After all, there is a point where the damage caused by the old ways of forestry lead to irreparable damage that causes great harm to both our environment and our civilized society. If you think this is just some typical tree-hugger propaganda, think again…

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Looking to Build a Deck? Now is the time!

Now more than ever, homeowners are looking at their home and thinking,“With the housing market the way it is, we may be at this home for much longer than we thought. Is now the time to build a deck or do a room addition?” In short, the answer may be “Yes!” After all, if you …

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