9 All-Season Outdoor Great Room Ideas

Posted by Joni Aveni on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 05:01 AM

One of the things we love most about our part of the country is enjoying all four seasons. We decided to build an outdoor great room as an extension of our home rather than a summer-only deck. We wanted to design features that let us appreciate the space year-round.

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Topics: Garapa Decking, dream deck, backyard deck, hardwood decks, outdoor room design

How Does Garapa Hardwood Decking and Siding Weather?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Fri, Sep 27, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

Garapa starts out as a lighter colored high performance hardwood decking and siding option. Because of its light blonde tones, many of our clients want to know, "How does Garapa hardwood decking and siding weather and mature outdoors? Interestingly, Garapa can age to a silvery gray weathered wood appearance, very similar to other high-density hardwoods. But it doesn’t have to – you have other options. Whether you prefer the ‘weathered wood’ look or the ‘like new’ wood look, feel free to choose the option that works best for you.

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Topics: Garapa Decking

Anatomy of a Hardwood Deck Project

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 07:07 AM


“Various hardwood decking species can be combined together to create a completely different look for your deck. In this case, Ipe decking and Garapa decking were combined together artfully for a totally unique project. It may sound a little eclectic, but I think you’ll agree that the results are stunning and the clients are thrilled with their new deck.”

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Topics: Ipe Decking, Garapa Decking, Hardwood Decking Installation, Hardwood Decking

How Does Ipe Hardwood Decking Compare to Garapa Hardwood?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 08:07 AM

Architects, builders and homeowners often ask, “Which is better - Ipe wood or Garapa?”  Tough question, but tasty. It’s almost like asking which is the better ice cream, Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Haagen-Dazs Rocky Road. While they are both incredible in their own right, it ultimately comes down to what is important to you and what you like.

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Topics: Ipe Decking, Garapa Decking

Tiny Home Gets a Gorgeous Garapa Hardwood Deck

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, May 14, 2019 @ 05:05 AM

There’s lots of interest in tiny homes, sustainable living and reduced carbon footprints. On this lovely project, the owners built this artist studio in the same vein. Low on environmental impact, high on natural beauty. This studio nestles nicely into the woods along the Maine seashore. The Garapa hardwood deck lets them enjoy the scenery inside and out.

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Topics: Garapa Decking