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If the answer is no, this may be a sign that the company doesn’t have much investment in the industry. A suspicious website may indicate that they are brokering the lumber from different lumber yards. These groups usually don’t know where the lumber was sourced and are generally not sourcing directly from Brazil/Latin America. This uncertainty can lead to unethically sourced lumber.
If the answer is no, then they are almost certainly brokers. These brokers often never see the actual lumber they are dealing. It goes from one lumberyard, which could be located anywhere, to the jobsite. Again, there’s no way for them to know how or where the lumber was sourced. If they do have a physical address, you should be able to visit them and see the inventory for yourself. If their warehouse is far away and you cannot visit, you should at least be able to confirm that it exists, and it is their warehouse based on Google Maps.
If the answer is no, they may have purchased a random bundle of lumber from a group that went out of business, leftovers from an abandoned jobsite, or material that another group needed to liquidate. There’s no way to know the source of lumber acquired like this which may increase the likelihood that it came from an untrustworthy supply chain.
If not, where do they get it? Ipe sourced from underdeveloped countries have a much higher likelihood of originating from unethical practices. While Brazil is still developing in many ways, it is leaps and bounds ahead of many of its Latin American counterparts in terms of responsible forest management and ethical employment practices.
If it came from Brazil, the importer should be able to produce a Certification of Origin. They may not be willing to hand it over for you to keep, and that is understandable. But they should have one dated within the last 6-8 months that confirms they do receive hardwood shipments from Brazil.
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 […]