You may be familiar with Ipe as the “King of Woods.” A species with almost unbelievable characteristics- natural resistance to rot, insect attack, and mold with density and hardness comparable to concrete. These features give Ipe and other tropical hardwoods the ability to outlast pretty much everything while providing unrivaled beauty and character. What is […]
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The most commonly used material for decking is pressure-treated pine because it is the most inexpensive option. This type of wood is pressure-treated to extend the life and help protect it against insect infestation. The deterioration of the building industry has caused the price of this decking lumber to decrease over the last five years […]
Many homeowners are concerned with how to protect their deck during the winter. As the temperature drops, wind picks up, and snow and ice begins to fall, it’s only natural to be concerned with your gorgeous deck. Luckily, if you have utilized the high quality Brazilian hardwoods from Brazilian Wood Depot, then maintenance and care is […]
Itauba decking is a great alternative to ipe for outdoor decking. Itauba looks like ipe, costs much less and is easier to install. The janka hardness is 1900 compared to 2100 for garapa and 3600 for ipe. So, maybe you can expect only 40 years of life out of itauba instead of the 100 years […]
Purple Heart decking lumber is another one of over 100 hardwood species that thrives in South America. All of the species that survive in the wet climate of the long rainy seasons in South America are durable and highly resistant to rot and insects. If the hardwood comes from South America, it is extremely durable. Purple Heart is billiard table PURPLE […]
Tatajuba decking lumber is another one of over 100 hardwood species that thrives in South America. All of the species that survive in the wet climate of the long rainy seasons in South America are durable and highly resistant to rot and insects. If the hardwood comes from South America, it is extremely durable. Tatajuba is golden colored before being exposed to […]
We all need to utilize our planet’s resources responsibly. For building materials, this means focusing on using materials that meet earth responsible criteria: Made from natural materials without chemicals or oil, Biodegradable Renewable and sustainable or it is reclaimed The use of chemicals in building materials creates, at some point, the need to dispose of the […]
Ipe’ decking, cumaru, jatoba, massaranduba, garapa and tigerwood hardwood decking is the most beautiful decking in the world. To maintain the color and pronounced grain patterns, you must finish the deck periodically with a good oil-based deck finish made especially for hardwoods. Finishes that are not specifically developed for hardwoods do not penetrate the wood enough for proper […]
If you think that you want full length boards to avoid seams between the ends of your boards, you may want to consider some other options. Maybe it’s the rot on the ends of the boards you noticed when you took apart your old pressure treated (PT) deck that you’re trying to avoid on your […]
These accent deck boards that are installed flat on decking structures provide for moisture to be trapped under the deck boards. This trapped moisture will cause the deck boards to cup as the face of the deck boards dry – the edges turn up. Several joists together provide this type of flat surface under border […]
Why Brazilian Wood Depot?
The Goal of Brazilian Wood Depot is to maintain a reliable supply of the highest quality hardwood decking, railings, siding lumber, fasteners, finishes and technical support to suppliers, contractors and home owners looking for the best products at the best prices. We certify our quality lumber with the RealWood™ tag and stand behind our best choice fasteners, finishes and accessories as being the highest quality products for the task at the best price.
*Hardwood finish application required for color maintenance but not to maintain durability.