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

Decking Scratch Test: Azek vs. TimberTech vs. Ipe vs. Cedar

#TimberTips Decking Scratch Test: Azek vs. TimberTech vs. Ipe vs. Cedar Is there a solution to a scratched-up deck? Nothing is more frustrating than getting a brand-new deck installed in your backyard, then having your neighbors come over and drag the outdoor furniture across it causing all kinds of scratches.…more

Carpenter Hotel

Project Carpenter Hotel Location Austin, TX Developer Mighty Union Contractor DPR Construction Builder Austin Deck Company Landscape Architect Pharis Design Products Ipe Featured Project Carpenter Hotel It’s a tall order to come to downtown Austin and try to reproduce the eclectic and artsy design that is beloved by…more