Alaskan Yellow Cedar (AYC) is a mostly unknown and definitely under-appreciated material that is an excellent choice for many construction applications. AYC (Cupressus Nootkatensis) is technically not a Cedar but a Cypress…
Rainier Plank Whether you are building a rustic farmhouse or a modern marvel the recent trend is to add features that use the warm beauty of real wood. While wood has always been a structural component in residential and commercial framing, there is a movement towards wood features…more
Ipe Decking: The Best of The Best
What makes Ipe decking such a great deck material? Read on to find out!
The Most Sustainable Decking Product in America
#TimberTips The Most Sustainable Decking Product in America? Did you know Bamboo can be used for exterior decking and siding? We met Cody Jones, US General Manager of DassoXTR, on-site at a DassoXTR deck in Atlanta, GA to talk about fused bamboo decking. Join us this week for…more
Thermally Modified Lumber
Thermally Modified Lumber Many people in the United States are unfamiliar with thermally modified wood. Although the process has been around in some form or another for centuries it hasn’t been until recently that the product has started to gain momentum in this country. Thermally modified wood can…more
Can Softwoods Be As Durable As Hardwoods?
#TimberTips Can Softwoods be as durable as Hardwoods? Generally speaking, Softwoods and Hardwoods are classified based on the density of the wood species and the growth of the tree. Slower growth equals a denser species making it a hardwood. But, there are some products in the market that…more
3 Ipe Hardwood Alternatives
#TimberTips 3 Ipe Hardwood Alternatives What Brazilian Hardwood should you use if you don’t want Ipe? Ipe has long been the gold standard in Hardwood Decking and siding, which is why there are many other species that are peddled as “Ipe Alternatives”. We discussed Massaranduba, which we…more
3 Things You Didn’t Know About Ipe
#TimberTips 3 Things You Didn’t Know About Ipe Can I tell you something new about the Brazilian Hardwood Ipe? It’s a dense topic this week on TimberTips! If you’ve built or are looking to build a hardwood deck, then you have most likely looked into Ipe. It’s…more
Why Did This Homeowner Choose a Bamboo Deck?
#TimberTips Why did this homeowner choose a bamboo deck? It’s easy for a product specialist to explain the advantages of his/her decking product, but what makes the homeowner choose between all of the decking options available? We met Josh on his recently completed DassoXTR Fused Bamboo deck to…more
The Best Wood Siding Profiles
#TimberTips The Best Wood Siding Profiles How do you figure out the best siding profile for your project? We help you make the right connection on this episode of TimberTips! A profile can refer to many types of products on a job site, from trim and moldings…more