Also known as Brazilian Walnut and sometimes sold under trademark names such as Ironwood, Ipe is sourced from countries using sustainable forestry practices in the rain forests of South America. Ipe trees can grow to a height of 150 feet and up to 6 feet in diameter. The wood is light to dark brown, often with attractive darker striping.
Approximately seven times harder than Western Red Cedar, it is prized for its strength and durability. Though it can be somewhat difficult to work with due to its hardness, it is available in long lengths that sand smoothly with no splintering and limited warp.
Because of its easy maintenance and ability to stand up in harsh conditions, Ipe is a popular choice for outdoor decking and fencing.
We also can provide many, many other types of exotic and domestic hard and soft woods, including Port Orford Cedar
and Pressure Treated Building Materials for a wide variety of applications.
Custom Milling services, as well as custom Pre-Staining and Pre-Priming are also available for most exotic and domestic wood. Minimums apply.
Western Hemlock is a premium choice for appearance grade products when a lighter interior design scheme is desired.
Pine is one of the most abundant species grown in the 12 western states and is selectively harvested to remove only mature trees. With a minimal amount of reddish-brown heartwood and wide cream colored sapwood, it has a straight, uniform grain which provides a clear, smooth surface. Pine is often specified when appearance rather than strength is vital.
Kiln dried prior to shipment, Pine is relatively unaffected by changes in humidity, making it ideal for moulding, door and window trim, shutters, jambs, interior paneling and drawers where tight fitting joints are required.
Grown along the coast of Oregon and Washington, as well as the Northern Rockies, this smooth and fine grained wood produces boards with straight edges.
Due to its lack of pitch and neutral color, it paints exceptionally well and can be used to match existing mill work.
Western Hemlock is an excellent choice for interior trim and paneling.
Grown and harvested from environmentally sound practices in Indonesia, Red Batu/Balau is uniquely beautiful and extremely hard.
Commonly referred to as "Mahogany", this wood has less color variations than other hardwoods, a tight grain and stunning deep rich red color.
Red Balau is ideally suited for deck applications due to its natural resistance to rot and decay. Deck boards may be finished to preserve the natural color of the wood or allowed to weather to a natural silver grey.
Please visit our blog regarding Care & Maintenance of Red Balau Decking, as well as warranty information