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Top 5 End Grain Issues with Ipe and other Hardwoods

End grain is not often talked about and is a neglected part of your deck. You don’t think about it when you’re making your precise cuts. It’s only after you see some checking and cracking that you begin to really think about what effect the end grain has on the entire board.

These are the top 5 issues that usually arise from end grain neglect:
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