1. There is a ton of information on cedar that, while interesting, is unimportant to your building project. Forget the fact that there are no true cedar species in North America or that Western Red Cedar and Inland Cedar are the same species grown in different areas, but rather focus on what cedars are available […]
When Can I Paint Treated Lumber? The simple answer is when water soaks into the wood and no longer beads, but the real question is “how do I paint treated lumber?” The problem is, treated lumber is saturated with copper azole or a similar chemical to make it resistant to insects and rot, leaving it […]
Pros and Cons of Ipe Decking Pros Ipé (pronounced ee-pay) is considered one of the best tropical hard woods for decking. It is naturally insect and rot-resistant and is one of the densest hardwoods available, ranking 3680 on the Jenka Scale compared to Western Red Cedar at 350. Ipe has the same fire rating […]
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