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    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

    Ipe Deck Installation in the Bahamas

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

    Whether you are looking out your window at three feet of snow or sitting outdoors in the warm sunshine, it’s hard to not appreciate the splendor of a beautiful Ipe deck in the Bahamas. This lovely Ipe deck was built on Windermere Island in the Bahamas and is designed attractively to last in this lush tropical environment. 

    Because the climate is so hot and humid and the deck is built so close to the ground, the deck was installed using stainless steel screws for the best and strongest fastening method. In a low clearance deck, proper ventilation and fastening are especially critical for a durable and long lasting installation.

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    Topics: Ipe deck, ipe decking, decking installation

    Ipe Hardwood Decking and Lumber Project in Canton, MA

    Posted by Carolyn Crook on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

    “The site of the former Canton Airport is now being converted into a park by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for use by all. As a historical footnote, Charles Lindbergh once landed at this site.”

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    Topics: Ipe deck, affordable decking, ipe hardwood, ipe pergola, eco-friendly

    What is Ipe Wood?

    Posted by Michelle Nichols on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

    You have probably heard a lot about Ipe wood; about how durable and dense it is, how it’s perfect for decking and siding, and so on and so on. Ipe wood is wood that originates in Brazilian forests and is known for its incredible hardness. You may have seen it compared to the hardness of nails. Saying that it is as “hard as nails” isn’t just something catchy to write; as a matter of fact it’s true, which is why Ipe wood of often pre-drilled. Ipe wood is also known among some as “Ironwood”. Ipe wood is also referred to as Brazilian Walnut or Lapacho.

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    Topics: Ipe deck, ipe decking, Ipe furniture, Ipe logs, ipe hardwood details, Ipe decking vs. other wood decking species, ipe hardwood

    Ipe Decking Problems

    Posted by Dave Walters on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

    Ipe Decking Problems

    Over the years I have heard some objections about Ipe decking; you have to pre-drill the Ipe deck boards, Ipe wood is hard to cut, Ipe decks turn gray and Ipe is expensive. I’m pretty sure that covers all the problems I have ever heard about Ipe hardwood. All I have to say is…are you serious! Ipe is the most beautiful and amazing wood decking I've ever seen. Let’s take a look at each of these objections about Ipe.

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    Topics: Ipe deck, ipe decking, deck maintenance, decking installation