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    Ipe Decking Featured on Providence Pedestrian Bridge

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 @ 05:03 AM

    Providence, Rhode Island – On the south of the city, a spectacular renewal is underway. After they rerouted Interstate 195 through Providence, the former site along the Providence River became available for redevelopment. After years of planning, budgeting, design competitions and finally, construction, a pedestrian bridge is nearing completion. They selected Ipe hardwood decking for its strength, durability and natural beauty.

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    Topics: ipe decking, boardwalks

    Ipe Decking Stands the Test of Time on Florida Boardwalk

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 05:01 AM

    The Audubon Society has protected Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, Florida since 1905. This unique, pristine wilderness area dates back over 500 years. The 14,000-acre sanctuary provides protection for many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna in the western Everglades. For visitors to see, without damaging the habitat, they built a boardwalk here in 2003 using high-density Ipe hardwood. 

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    Topics: ipe decking, ipe boardwalk, boardwalks

    Have You Ever Seen Ipe Decking at a Basketball Court?

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 @ 05:09 AM

    Well, they say ‘there’s a first time for everything’.  You can chalk this hardwood deck project up in that category. Ipe decking at an outdoor basketball court? Sounds crazy, right? Not really. When you look at the design and workmanship on this unique project, you’ll understand how it makes perfect sense.

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    Why Does Ipe Decking Work Great for Docks and Floats?

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 06:05 AM

    When it comes to toughness, very few natural wood species can stand up to Ipe hardwood. Rugged marine environment? No problem. That’s one reason why Ipe decking works so well on piers, docks and floats. Here’s a few more:

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    How Does Ipe Hardwood Decking and Siding Weather?

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 @ 05:02 AM

    Are you considering using high density Ipe hardwood for your decking or siding project?  Lots of people ask us what Ipe decking or Ipe siding will look like after a few years. When they first consider using Ipe hardwood for their project, about half of our clients want to let the hardwood age to a ‘weathered wood’, silvery gray appearance. The other half want to maintain the ‘like new’ wood appearance. Because Ipe is an extremely durable and long lasting exterior hardwood, either option will work well. 

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    Topics: ipe decking, ipe siding