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Hardwood Trailer Decking – Brazilian Apitong

This week at our mill in Brazil they are finishing up some ship lap hardwood trailer decking. This hardwood trailer decking is made from Angelim Pedra which is commonly called Brazilian Apitong. Brazilian Apitong is used for most of the high quality flatbed trailers and lowboy trailers in North America. This wood can withstand years and years of excavators, bulldozers and all the harsh muddy and wet elements that heavy equipment trailers see in day to day operation. Brazilian Apitong can far outlast North American hardwood trailer decking which gives trailer owners more time to using their trailers to haul heavy equipment than ripping up old worn down and rotted trailer decking. If you are looking for the best wood for a trailer deck whether you have a small utility trailer or a fleet of flatbeds give us a call for some deals on trailer decking. 1-877-232-3915Brazilian Apitong

Brazilian Cherry Deck Tiles

Our Brazil plant started manufacturing Brazilian Cherry deck tiles to add to our existing deck tile line. Brazilian Cherry is an extremely dense and durable wood that will last for many years and offer low maintenance just like all our other exotic hardwood species.

Like many of the Brazilian species Brazilian Cherry will start out lighter in color and after a short amount of time in the sun the wood will darken to a rich red cherry color. Our deck tiles are constructed with solid wood backing which is stronger than most of the plastic backed tiles on the market and we only use stainless steel screws in all of our tiles. Our deck tiles are so durable you can place them directly over an old concrete patio or on a rooftop deck.

These will be shipped from our Brazil manufacturing plant to our four factories located throughout the US for shipment direct to our customers homes and job sites. No job is too big or small. Call us today 1-877-232-3915 or buy deck tiles online

Brazilian Cherry Deck Tiles

 

Bucking some big logs at our sawmill in Brazil

Brazil Logs

Bucking some big logs at our sawmill in Brazil. “Bucking” refers to cutting the log to length after it has been delimbed. Some of these logs arrived to our mill in 40’ lengths, so bucking we go:) A simple yet complicated process as choosing the wrong lengths can have a negative effect on the yield of the final product. Luckily these are nice clear logs with little defects, so the yield is easier to maximize. Controlling the entire process helps us ensure that the logs are selectively harvested and that the quality is controlled as tight as possible along every step of the journey. Still buying your hardwood from middle men? Call our Sawmill 941-388-9299 for all your exotic decking, flooring, beams, deck tiles, live edge slabs, Urban reclaimed, FSC certified, and hardwood flooring needs.

This Brazilian Apitong Will Become Trailer Decking

Our mill workers at one of our Brazil mills are wrapping up their daily production tally of rough sawn blanks. This Angelim Pedra hardwood is mostly used for heavy duty trailer decking after we kiln dry and shiplap the boards at our finishing mill. It’s an economical specie, also known as Brazilian Apitong, and is more ecologically harvested than the Malaysian Apitong used on tractor trailer decking throughout the US. Angelim Pedra is also used for flooring, decking, furniture and a variety of industrial products. Whether you need to deck a small utility trailer or a whole fleet of flatbed trailers we are your direct source for hardwood lumber.
angelim pedra, apitong

Large Angelim Pedra Log

This is an Angelim Pedra which is also know as Brazilian Apitong. This is one massive log and it’s a good example of the perfect time to harvest a large tree that’s no longer producing seeds and is starting to center rot and die. The selective extraction allows for smaller seed bearing trees in the forest to thrive and let’s us utilize good lumber before rot/disease set in. If this tree were to sit too long rotting away it would stop producing oxygen and start putting out carbon dioxide. Some awesome slabs came off this Log at our sawmill this week. Give us a call for all your live Edge slabs, hardwood flooring, deck tiles, beams, decking, and cabinet grade lumber needs.

Angelim Pedra

Large Angelim Pedra Log

Hardwood Kiln Sticks Last Longer

We strive to utilize every little piece of the log possible. This week at our mill in Brazil we cut some kiln sticks from smaller stock to better utilize as much of our logs as possible. Our kiln sticks are shipped to lumber drying facilities in the US where companies utilize them to separate lumber for proper airflow during the drying process. You can see some of our flooring blanks “stacked on stick” in the background, with each layer having a perpendicular kiln stick for separation. Whats so special about these kiln sticks? They are made from various South American hardwood species that are incredibly hard, durable, insect resistant, rot resistant and have a much longer life span compared to kiln sticks that are cut from American species like Ash, Oak and Pine. These hardwood kiln sticks will save lumber drying facilities money in the long run and help them produce a more stable product and reduce sticker stain.

kiln sticks, wood stickers

Hardwood kiln stickers