Nov , With the stark contrast between sapwood and heartwood, more attention is paid to removing it, yet the sap layer can be quite large in Walnut Personally I love this contrast even in unsteamed Walnut (steaming helps to homogenize the color difference), but it is hard to achieve a uniform look in a project with
DeckWise Wood Deck Cleaner (Part ) and Brightener (Part ) remove dirt and greying in preparation for re oiling and applying finishes such as Ipe Oil These concentrated powders are Before staining or oiling wood decks and other wood items, always clean surfaces and gaps with a broom or brush Once debris is
Sep , Stability from Drying Kiln drying lumber hardens the cell walls in the wood (think about the difference between bread and toast) and will make it more stable in use While the difference from European standard to North American standard may not seem like much, the real stabilization of the cells happens as
Oct , In this case we took extra pains to make sure the Teak and Holly face was center matched with a narrower strip on the edges that could balance out with an adjacent panel or be sawn off and butted to the next panel to keep the same spacing pattern Teak and Holly marine plywood The problem arose when
Nov , This is where selecting gap spacing and paying attention to even air flow will help you much more than a lower moisture content This is why the term As a way to differentiate between this Ipe and the wetter decking product we naturally started calling the decking air dried So let me apologize on
Oct , Unfortunately, it results in an adversarial relationship between the lumber yard and its customers, which is borne from centuries of this kind of dynamic pricing Personally, I hate this and Ipe decking is a great example of this, because it is harvested and shipped to work around the Brazilian rainy season.
Feb , Jatoba is able to bridge the gap between indoor flooring and outdoor decking for a truly blended design The lower hardness, as compared to Ipe and Cumaru, makes Jatoba much easier to mill and install as well as less prone to drying defects when brought down to interior moisture ranges of .
Dec , I ve seen panels delaminate only to discover that there is little to no glue between the plies, and only the residue on the rollers and the heat and pressure had held it together A price difference is a key indicator that the product itself is different and your working results will be different with that panel.
Aug , Grain Variation on Ipe Decking Wood products will have differences in appearance due to natural growth conditions Wood is an organic material, so it will vary in color and grain pattern, even among boards of the same species In truth, it is this variation that makes it so beautiful However, pressure
Jul , What Size Gap Should I Use Between My Decking Do you really Need Marine Grade Plywood How to Prevent Cracks in Your Large Timbers Key Things to Consider When Installing an Ipe Deck Sapele Wood Cream of the African Mahogany Market Decking is Not a Finished Product Face Screwing
Apr , Spanish Cedar has become much more difficult to get and will continue to be so as regulation has made it too difficult for mills to carry it any longer.
Apr , What Size Gap Should I Use Between My Decking Do you really Need Marine Grade Plywood How to Prevent Cracks in Your Large Timbers Key Things to Consider When Installing an Ipe Deck Sapele Wood Cream of the African Mahogany Market Decking is Not a Finished Product Face Screwing
Sep , If you are using the Teak in an exterior situation where precision isn t required (decks, docks, siding, etc), then this is probably your best option However, if the Teak is to be used inside or Isn t that difference really what makes Teak so beautiful in the end The takeaway from this is that you may very soon
Nov , Whether we are talking about Ipe or Cumaru or even Pressure treated Pine or Red Cedar, these decking boards are not intended to be a finished product but rather a building In the end installing your decking following proper spacing will be your best defense against wood movement issues later on.