6 Deck Patterns That Can Save You Money We know the last few months have been crazy, and that everyone is tired of being stuck at home. With so much time spent indoors, one of the most obvious trends is homeowners improving their outdoor living space. So, we’re…more
Don’t Frame A Deck Without Considering These 3 Things
#TimberTips Don’t Frame Your Deck Without Considering These 3 Things How much joist spacing do you need between your deck framing? One major reason your deck could fail sooner than expected is due to poor framing. Having a solid frame is key to an even decking surface that doesn’t…more
#TimberTips Cedar Grades: Whats the Difference? How can you figure out what grade of cedar you need for your project? Lumber grades are very technical and detailed, which means they can be confusing and complicated when deciding what grade you want for a project. Different species have…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
From Chicken Coop to Modern Home: The Marietta Ipe House
#TimberTips From Chicken Coop to Modern Home: The Marietta Ipe House With homeowners Matt and Terri’s children away at school, they were looking to relocate from their current home 10 miles North to somewhere within walking distance of Marrietta Square. They eventually found their current lot which…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
Are peel and stick wood planks a good idea?
#TimberTips Peel & Stick Wood: Pros and Cons Peel and Stick wood planks are a relatively new idea that are becoming more popular. Most involve a thin wood veneer with high bond adhesive strips on the back. Stikwood was one of the pioneers of this type of…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