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St. Louis Ipe Hardwood Decks by Archadeck

St. Louis Ipe Hardwood Decks by Archadeck

The sky’s the limit for custom deck designs due to the number of outstanding building materials available in today’s market including Ipe (pronounced eepay).

Ipe falls under the category of wood decking, as opposed to composite, vinyl, or capstock decking materials; however, Ipe is in a ‘class all-its-own’.

Ipe decking, sometimes referred to as Ironwood or Brazilian Walnut, is grouped with exotic hardwoods.

It’s known for a long lifespan, durability, density and texture as well as certain natural properties that make Ipe perfect for outdoor structures. Read the rest of this entry »

Tigerwood Hardwood Deck in St. Louis, Chesterfield area by Archadeck

Tigerwood Deck, St. Louis West County, Chesterfield area by Archadeck

Outdoor living structures such as decks, porches and gazebos can be designed and built with a variety of hardwoods including Tigerwood, a handsome hardwood emulating the appearance of a tiger’s coat; thus, the name.

Exquisite in detail, Tigerwood displays vertical striped patterns of brown and red tones mixed with background highlights.

Other ‘exotic’ hardwoods or ‘tropical’ hardwoods (renewable resources imported mostly  from South America) are also popular and have an equally rich appearance bursting with visual impact.

Like Tigerwood, the benefits of these woods include: Read the rest of this entry »

Ipe Hardwood Deck with Benches by Archadeck

Ipe Hardwood Deck with Benches by Archadeck

The world of outdoor living includes not only a wide variety of structures and accessory options, but includes a wide variety of building material options as well.

Archadeck has long been recognized as America’s #1 deck builder with unparalleled expertise in the design and construction of porches, pergolas, gazebos and more.  Add in our network of preferred vendors, industry knowledge and powerful resources, your world of outdoor living has endless possibilities.  From composite to vinyl and lumber, to exotic hardwood, including Ipe, Archadeck can help.

So today, let’s look at Ipe (pronounced eepay). Read the rest of this entry »

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