This Pergola made of ipe wood will last for decades and will stand up to the everyday stresses of a hot and humid tropical environment.
Ipe wood can be useful and dependable in many applications. Because this exotic hardwood is so durable it can be used in a wide variety of outdoor applications. With high strength characteristics such as mold, decay, and insect resistance, you can build with confidence and create a truly noteworthy structure of your very own.
Here are the 10 things you can build with Ipe (specifically ipe boards that run from 3′ to 7′): Continue reading →
We’re proud to introduce a new, easy, and affordable way to buy ipe decking.
After doing much research and upon the request of our loyal customers, we have developed a Hardwood Store unlike any other.
Currently, you can buy ipe decking from the comfort of your home. So, if at 2AM, you decide to build a deck, you can log into your personal account and buy ipe, deck tools, and accessories easily and securely.
The best part? Because you can now buy hardwood from the Advantage Trim & Lumber Hardwood Store today, you can save even more money due to really low hardwood prices.
We’ll be introducing more hardwood species in the coming months. In the meantime, you can call us directly to order or ask about any of the other hardwood flooring and decking options that are in stock right now.
You can buy E4E S4S Ipe decking to create the most unique deck in your neighborhood!
One of the great things here at Advantage Trim and Lumber is hearing about the customers who are elated with their decks. Many people actually come way under budget when they buy ipe decking from us. It’s not uncommon that, during the conversation with our hardwood experts, homeowners decide to ratchet up their overall design on the spot!
Our inventory of regular, or Eased 4 Edges / Surface 4 Sides (E4E / S4S) ipe decking is available if you want to build some deck additions. For instance, many customers who buy pre-grooved ipe decking end up having enough money to purchase enough E4E S4S ipe deck boards to build any of the following structures and addons:
Ipe planter boxes
Outdoor kitchen cabinetry
Outdoor furniture (chairs, tables, etc.)
Looking at the pic above, you can tell that the owners of this home, really went out of their way to make their new deck have the appeal of a sunroom, without the windows.
When you see how much money you’ll save with Advantage, your surplus can be used to take your deck design to the next level. Check out the selection of E4E S4S ipe wood that’s currently on sale! We have varying lengths available via our Overstock Sale for a limited time only. Call now for more information.
At Advantage, we do more than just sell ipe decking. We help homeowners who buy ipe from us with their deck designs.
No matter the size or scope of your deck design plans, we'll help make sure your new ipe deck installation has the best materials.
When you send us your CAD design specs, you’ll get paired with a personal consultant. Whether your joist spacing is off by a couple of inches, or if your choice of framing is inadequate, we’ll do our best to ensure that your new ipe deck is as strong as it can possibly be.
We’ll also make sure that you save as much money as possible with your order. Based on your deck design specs that you send us, we’ll ensure that you get just right amount of ipe wood so that you don’t have to come back to us to order more deck boards.
Why do we do this?
It’s simple: we take pride in the product we sell. We want every deck that features our premium grade ipe decking to be the best deck in the neighborhood! Hopefully, when your ipe deck is complete and people ask, “Where did you get such awesome decking material?” You’ll beam with pride and tell them that “Advantage Trim & Lumber Company. They even helped me save money doing it!”
If you send us pictures of your ipe deck, I’ll feature it on this blog!
Contact Advantage Trim & Lumber today to buy ipe decking & get expert guidance on your deck design!
This hot tub and Japanese style pagoda were made of Ipe because of its high strength capabilities.
With Winter right around the corner, many people are asking us about ipe decking’s capacity for snow load.
Since no two decks are the same, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how much snow per square feet it would take to actually distress a deck to the point of breaking. BUT, what we can say for sure is that ipe decking has been ASTM-D143 tested. Ipe wood decking has a maximum bending strength of 22,560 psi (Pounds per square inch)! your ipe deck might even be stronger than the frame that supports it!
Or, to put it more simply: The result of these tests reveal that ipe decking is 3 times more durable than cedar decking.
If you already own an ipe deck, you’re probably not even sweating the upcoming winter. And, for good reason. With ipe wood’s high density, tight, interlocking grain, and natural oils, it dries fast and weathers well. Also, when you follow the recommended finishing schedule, (using a deck finish product like Ipe Oil™) you can also have peace of mind knowing that your deck surface will be able to repel water even better than it already does!
When you buy ipe decking from us, you will also get premium grade ipe from the Lapacho species. What does this mean for you? Well, it’s simple: Continue reading →