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    FSC Hardwood Decking at Pier 17 Latest Addition to NYC Waterfront

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 @ 06:12 AM

    As big fans of sustainably harvested natural wood products, we absolutely love the warm look and cool performance of exterior high-density hardwood decking.  What’s been happening in New York for the past ten years is nothing short of spectacular. The New York City waterfront continues to undergo a long-awaited renaissance, one reclamation project at a time, using a variety of beautiful and naturally durable hardwood decking materials. 

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    Topics: High density hardwood decking projects, hardwood decking

    Garapa Hardwood Deck Adds Outdoor Living Space and Value to Home

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 @ 06:11 AM

    When homeowners Bob Strohl and his wife Jodi needed to replace their old smaller porch-sized deck, they chose Garapa decking for its great looks, exceptional performance and affordable price. "We didn't want to use pressure treated decking boards. We wanted quality." When first considering hardwood decking, Bob thought, "I can't afford that." The Strohls were happy to learn that Garapa hardwood decking not only looks great, it met their budget needs, too.

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    Topics: hardwood decking, garapa decking

    Hardwood Decking Grain and Color Variations

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

    One of the most striking features about the look of exotic hardwood decking is the wild tropical variations of their graining and colors. Natural hardwood decking species like Machiche, Garapa, Cumaru and Ipe are stunningly beautiful and they last remarkably well over long periods of time. While most domestic hardwoods offer some minor color and grain variations, exotic hardwoods take this distinctive look to a whole new level. 

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    Topics: best decking, hardwood decking

    Which Hardwood Decking Material is Best?

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 09:10 AM

    If you love the natural look of real wood decking, you probably already know that there are softwood and hardwood decking options that can meet your needs.  Softwood decking material options include pressure treated pine, cedar and redwood all of which require periodic finishing and refinishing to look good and last longer. Depending on your project needs, the best hardwood decking material options include Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa, Cambara and Machiche. 

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    Topics: hardwood decking, hardwood decking material

    Ipe Decking Featured in Ocean House Reconstruction

    Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 @ 06:09 AM

    "The rich tones of Ipe Decking help to warmly welcome Ocean House guests from their wraparound porch and create stunning decks and walkways on multiple levels throughout the five star property."

    The story of the Ocean House - Watch Hill, Rhode Island’s landmark hotel - spans generations. Originally built in 1868, the Victorian Mansion made its debut as a seaside resort for refined travelers three years after the cessation of the Civil War.

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    Topics: Ipe deck, ipe hardwood, hardwood decking