Our Ipe, Cumaru, and Tigerwood decking are among the most sought after materials to use in a variety of outdoor applications. One specific application that’s asked about often are installations over concrete pads.
This situation is common in many pool, patio and porch designs. The concrete gets cracked, stained and pitted and the owners want to cover it with something nice without busting up all the old concrete. Unfortunately, traditional long-length decking boards don’t perform very well over concrete. Continue reading →
Framing a deck around a tree is a simple idea that can add a little extra character to your outdoor space. Building a bench around the tree is an excellent way to achieve this, plus, it give you extra seating outside for when you entertain your guest on those blissful summer nights
There are many uses for the exotic hardwood decking offered by AdvantageLumber.com. A fast and easy way to add life and personality to your deck is to build a planter box using any of our exotic woods like Ipe, Cumaru and Tigewood. This DIY project is perfect for spring, giving your deck a new look. Continue reading →
If you’re looking to build a deck for the very first time, the first thing you need to know is how much decking to buy. Many people make the mistake of planning their materials list based on what’s known in the lumber world as “nominal dimensions.” 1×4, 1×6, 5/4×4, and 5/4×6. These are the most popular “nominal dimensions” and are the terms we are all used to hearing on TV shows and even in DIY deck building books. However, what you need to know is that “nominal dimensions” refer to a piece of unfinished/rough lumber that has not yet been milled (aka surfaced). Continue reading →
We always like to provide all our readers with some do it yourself wood projects that are simple and add a personal touch to your home.
This time we’d like to invite you to create a modern and very durable wooden welcome mat. It’ll be a project that will require only a few tools and even simple materials. We always suggest using the best materials like ipe but, you can use any other wood you like.
The lumber industry has a lot of terms that are often very tough to navigate especially if it’s the first time anyone considered buying wood. Most wood products are sold per piece or per square foot. Often a lot of people won’t know how to convert from square feet to linear feet and if they order amounts per the square foot then there will be a very big shortage of material. Luckily we do provide a handy dandy square feet to linear feet calculator that’ll do the hard work and a page that explains what lumber sizing is! But, have you wondered how exactly the calculation happens? Continue reading →