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Resources

Our goal is to help you be successful in creating the deck of your dreams

Towards that end, we developed this resources area. Here is a place for ideas. photos, how to's, and answers to questions. We are constantly updating our site as we learn more from our contractors and customers. We also encourage you to send photos of your deck. We are happy to share them with others so they can benefit from your experience, just like you benefit from the pioneers who built before you.

If you cannot find what you need on our site, call us. We are always ready to help you solve your problems so you can achieve your dream deck.

One Item of note: throughout this website, we use the term Ipe and Brazilian Hardwoods interchangeably. In 99% of the time, what is said about Ipe will also apply to the other hardwood decking, specifically; Jatoba, Tigerwood, Cumaru, Cumaru Rosa, Garapa, Massaranduba, and others that we carry. If a specific discussion or answer only applies to a specific wood species, then that fact will be communicated to the reader.

Second Item of Note: We provide this information as a courtesy to our customers. It is the responsibility of you the owner or installer to adequately test all these ideas or information for product suitability and application for your particular installation. The techniques mentioned have worked for others in the past and we want to share information that we hear for the benefit of others. However, you need to test and insure that any of these ideas will work in your specific application. We only provide the decking and accessories. While your dreams are limitless, implementing them is up to you.

Comparison Charts between various types of decking

Specifications of our handrails, decking, and lumber

Warranties - a link page where we have gathered in one place the warranty information from our vendors

Photos and Ideas - this will become an ongoing page of photos of our customer's decks, ideas we see on the street, and thoughts from our contractors

FAQ - Everything you wanted to know but did not know where to find ti.

Maintenance of Brazilian Hardwoods like Ipe, Jatoba, and the rest

Tools - Tools that are helpful in installing and maintaining your deck

Links is a page to various vendors or Brazilian Decking information