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September 2011

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Cumaru deck, Sarasota, Fl

What's the Better Decking Option, Cumaru or Ipe?

Which is the better car? An Aston Martin, or a Rolls Royce? Whomever you ask, the answer will always depends on personal taste. The same goes for comparing Cumaru & Ipe decking. Both are known as the top two hardwood decking options worldwide. They're also both stronger & more durable than teak & composites. For many, the choice between these two hardwoods is looks & price. Cumaru costs less per lineal foot and demonstrates a lighter, more varied color. Read More About Cumaru Decking »

Cumaru wood decking
Low Maintenance & Low Cost Cumaru Decking

Post Hurricane Irene: DIY Deck Inspection

One of the first tasks many homeowners had to do after Hurricane Irene passed was check on the condition of their home. Whenever a major storm like a hurricane occurs in your area, roof damage isn't the only thing you need to look out for. It is absolutely critical to check on the overall structural condition of your deck. Whether freestanding or attached to your home, it just makes sense to ensure posts, anchor supports, and fasteners are still strong and secure. Read More Deck Inspection Tips »

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Deck Collapse from Hurricane Frances in 2004

On Deck: How to Build a Deck Planter Box from Exotic Wood

If you're looking for a great end of summer DIY project to work on, try your hand at building your very own planter box made of solid hardwood. We've put together simple-to-follow instructions on how to create a container made of short length Cumaru or Ipe decking. A planter box made of exotic hardwood decking will be durable enough to hold any number of plants, trees, or a small garden.

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Ipe planter box
Build Your Own Ipe Planter Box

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