Best of Decking & Railing at the 2019 Builders Show

#TimberTips Best of Decking & Railing at the 2019 Builders Show The 2019 International Builders Show drew the largest crowd and most exhibitors in a decade. Although I couldn’t stop by every one of the 1500 booths, here are some of my favorite products in the Siding, Soffit…more

Social Grilling: The Next Big Thing from the 2019 Builders Show

#TimberTips Social Grilling: The Next Big Thing from the 2019 Builders Show We had to stop by the ibbq booth at this years International Builders Show, they have coined the term “Social Grilling” to represent their gorgeous outdoor tables with a built-in grill so everyone is taking part…more

Steel Framing that Works Like Wood: Fortress Building Products from IBS 2019

#TimberTips Steel Framing that Works Like Wood: Fortress Building Products from IBS 2019 I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Sherstad, CEO at Fortress Building Products, about new products from OZCO, Fortress Railing, Fortress Evolution Steel Framing, and Fortress Deck.   Be sure to subscribe to the…more

Looks like Ipe but with a 10 year warranty: Trespa Pura NFC at the 2019 Builders Show

#TimberTips Looks like Ipe but with a 10 year warranty: Trespa Pura NFC at the 2019 Builders Show Wouldn’t you love the look of Ipe siding without the need to regularly maintain it? We visited with Steve McKenney at the Trespa Booth during the 2019 International Builder’s Show…more

Matt Risinger Takes Over TimberTips at the Trex booth during the 2019 Builder’s Show in Las Vegas!

#TimberTips Matt Risinger Takes Over TimberTips at the Trex booth during the 2019 Builder’s Show in Las Vegas! We ran into Matt Risinger at the Trex booth during the 2019 International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas and he decided to try his hand as the TimberTips host and…more

Can You “Pre-Gray” Ipe Before Installation?

#TimberTips Can You “Pre-Gray” Ipe Before Installation? Can you let Ipe or other hardwoods gray out BEFORE you install it? We tackle this “gray area” on this episode of TimberTips! Working at TimberTown over the years, a topic that gets brought up by builders and architects regularly is…more

Ipe vs. Massaranduba

#TimberTips Ipe vs. Massaranduba Is Massaranduba a real Ipe alternative? Let’s see what the data shows on this episode of TimberTips! If you are in the decking industry, you’ve probably heard of Massaranduba. No doubt you’ve run across a supplier, broker or website that promotes Massaranduba as an…more