Ipe Decking In The Bahamas Focuses on Beauty and Performance

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Whether you're gazing out your window at a winter wonderland or basking in the Bahamian sunshine, the allure of a magnificent Ipe deck is undeniable. This exceptional Ipe deck, located on Windermere Island in the Bahamas, boasts not only aesthetic appeal but also durability in the lush tropical environment.



Installing Ipe Wood in Low Clearance, High Humidity Conditions

In crafting this low clearance deck in a hot and humid climate, the builder prioritized strength and resilience. The installation utilized stainless steel screws, ensuring optimal fastening for a deck that thrives close to the ground. The combination of proper ventilation and robust fastening is paramount for the longevity of any low clearance deck.

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Why Ipe Was Chosen For This Deck Design

The project, spearheaded by seasoned builder John Bochene from Connecticut, showcases an array of features, including a private outdoor shower, fountains, and a breathtaking deck area overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Recognizing the need for reliability in a distant project, John confidently chose Mataverde® Ipe 5/4 x 6 decking, drawing on his positive experiences with Mataverde premium hardwood materials in previous ventures.

Ipe has an incredibly high natural resistance to moisture damage including rot, mold, and decay. Plus, a extremely high resistance to insect damage.  Ipe has the  highest fiber density of all the exotic hardwoods giving it this enviable resistance and a high bending strength. 




Expert Deck Design and Craftsmanship

Artistry played a key role in the installation process, with John's expert arrangement of deck boards elevating the aesthetics. Opting for a random length assortment of Mataverde Ipe decking allowed for a diverse selection of colors, grain patterns, and lengths.

This meticulous approach resulted in a visually stunning deck that stands as a testament to both craftsmanship and quality materials.

Transforming a vision into reality, this Ipe deck on Windermere Island exemplifies the perfect synergy of aesthetics and functionality. With a focus on using a high performance, low maintenance decking this project showcases the enduring beauty of Ipe wood in a tropical paradise.


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