What about Mahogany Decking?

While you’re researching hardwood decking and porches you may hear people talk about “Mahogany” decking. On a older homes it may actually be genuine mahogany but these days that is very hard to come by in the quantity needed for home decking. So in most cases they are talking about Camabara (Erisma uncinatum) or Marenti (Philippine Mahogany). So lets compare the specs of these woods compared to Ipe and Garapa just to see how they match up. Then we will go through the positives and negatives of each.

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What is Teak Wood?

What is Teak Wood? Teak is a close-grained hardwood with high natural oil and silica content. It is one of the hardest, strongest and most durable of all timbers, highly resistant to any rotting and almost impervious to the effects of hot sun, rain, frost or snow. Teak Lumber requires little or no maintenance regardless of…