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Is teak deck as good as experts say?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Harrison Jun 29. 1 Reply

As a favorite among all tropical hardwood species, teak is considered a top choice when it comes to decking materials, endorsed by professionals. According to what I learn from this blog post about…Continue

Tags: materials, exterior, floor, heartwood, decks

Pros and cons of the most popular wood deck materials

Started Mar 17 0 Replies

Some excellent tropical hardwood decking species that offer diverse look and splendid performance:AppearanceBending strength                Hardness          BenefitsIpe deck(Brazilian Walnut…Continue

Tags: ipe, deck, cumaru, hardwoods, decks

Knowing the right wood grades (Yes! They exist!)

Started Feb 25 0 Replies

The commonly seen wood gradesClear grade (also known as FAS – firsts and seconds): This is the best grade of hardwood floors on the list. Cut from the center of the log, the its appearance is clear.…Continue

Tags: grains, grade, flooring, variations, colour

How to Identify Hardwoods and Softwoods

Started Jan 22 0 Replies

All the basics of hardwoodsWhat distinguishes hardwood from softwood is how the plant reproduces. The difference in their reproduction is closely related with their seeds structure.Scientifically…Continue

Tags: sustainable, timber, deck, wood, softwood

 

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Karl Harrison replied to Makris's discussion Is teak deck as good as experts say?
"As long as it is over 750 Kgs Cubic Metre then yes... younger and less dense teak, although Tectona Grandis, it may not have developed the preservation oils that older trees have.  It is Durability class 1... so is Accoya®... but…"
Jun 29
Makris posted a discussion

Is teak deck as good as experts say?

As a favorite among all tropical hardwood species, teak is considered a top choice when it comes to decking materials, endorsed by professionals. According to what I learn from this blog post about Teak Decking, as teak is native to tropical climates, it has adapted to the moisture and temperature conditions. The growing environment has given the species a spectacular adaptation so…See More
Apr 28
Makris posted a discussion

Pros and cons of the most popular wood deck materials

Some excellent tropical hardwood decking species that offer diverse look and splendid performance:AppearanceBending strength                Hardness          BenefitsIpe deck(Brazilian Walnut decking)An extremely dense wood casted with a deep rich brown and olive colour.Some pieces might display hints of red and amber hues.A fine texture and tight-grain look.25,400 psi3680 lbs.Highest in resistance to insect and decay.Lifespan of over 75 years.Low maintenanceNo need to be dried for exterior…See More
Mar 17
Makris posted a discussion

Knowing the right wood grades (Yes! They exist!)

The commonly seen wood gradesClear grade (also known as FAS – firsts and seconds): This is the best grade of hardwood floors on the list. Cut from the center of the log, the its appearance is clear. Clear-grade hardwood floors have unvaried board lengths, on which knots or pinholes are very small and barely visible to almost invisible. The visible knots tend to be small and unobtrusive. It is "Clear" grade in the sense that its main characteristics are the most uniform appearance and patterns…See More
Feb 25
Makris posted a discussion

How to Identify Hardwoods and Softwoods

All the basics of hardwoodsWhat distinguishes hardwood from softwood is how the plant reproduces. The difference in their reproduction is closely related with their seeds structure.Scientifically known as angiosperms, which are plants that produce seeds with a sort of covering. Either a fruit, like a pear, or a hard shell, such as walnut.Hardwood trees usually are broad-leaved, but their leaves are not needled and fall every autumn and winter, as hardwoods are deciduous. Most hardwoods have a…See More
Jan 22
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How many types of decks are there?

This article provides information about 3 main types of decks which homeowners need to take into consideration before going forward with deck construction for your home.SOLID WOOD DECKSA quick rundown on the distinctive characteristicsA deck made up of solid wood boards is constructed using a wide variety of timber options such as teak, Brazilian teak, Mahogany, Ipe, redwood, cedar, and other kinds of hardwoods. Going for recycled planks is also a popular choice for recycling-conscious buyers.…See More
Dec 17, 2017
Makris posted a discussion

Don't know how to start about building a deck? I can help

Though it can seem to be overwhelming, every homeowner who does their homework can successfully accomplish the task. What are the things one should know about the preparation of a deck building project?1. Get building permits2. Know if you want a deck or patio3. Support for the deck4. Know your DIY levels, if not enough, hire an expert5. Purposes and functions6. Budget planning and calculation7. How to access to and the location of the deck8. Choose between wood and composite9. Deck lighting…See More
Nov 11, 2017
Karl Harrison replied to Makris's discussion Is it better to build a deck from real wood or a composite material?
"I would certainly agree that natural timber is a much better proposition than composite, its eco friendly provided you use certified timber, much lower carbon emissions, lasts much longer and I prefer the look of a Biophilic construction."
Nov 6, 2017
Karl Harrison replied to Makris's discussion Is Cumaru wood the best decking material?
"Whilst I do very much like Cumaru as an alternative timber for Decking I do see limitations for its use in the UK. Most contractors think they know best as assume all timber for decking is equal... we know that it isn't. When using Cumaru as…"
Nov 6, 2017
Makris posted a discussion

Is Cumaru wood the best decking material?

Found an article that explains the most popular timber decking materials favored and recommended by professional woodworkers - Cumaru. https://www.wooderra.com/en/wood-and-timber-articles/cumaru-deckingHave you ever had Cumaru wood? What are the pros and cons? What can be an alternative? Let's start a discussion!See More
Oct 26, 2017
Makris posted a discussion

Is it better to build a deck from real wood or a composite material?

In an environmentally conscious sense, yes! It is worth noting that a wood deck is a far more eco-beneficial choice, as compared to other man-made synthetic materials such as plastic or composite decks, which are non-renewable.What makes synthetic decking boards not as eco-friendly is that when plastic or composite boards are sawed, their non-biodegradable plastic lumber dust will spread into the air. This undoubtedly will harm both your health and the surrounding environment. On the other…See More
Sep 19, 2017

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Wooderra
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Wooderra supplies teak and tropical hardwood products from Panama and in Panama
along with useful how-to guides on home improvement, installation, and maintenance concerning hardwood products
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