Ipe Decking and Teak Lumber: Seattle, WA

We offer our custom millwork services to Seattle, WA and the Puget Sound area. We regularly deliver to Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue, Bellingham, Redmond, and Mercer Island. We have regular truck service to deliver all of our products and are able to provide competitive pricing.  We deliver on the east side of the mountains to Spokane, Chelan…

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A Deck Builder’s Guide to Ipe, Garapa, and other Hardwood Decking

We think Tropical Hardwood Decking is the best choice for a long-lasting and beautiful deck. Hardwood decking provides a long-lasting alternative to treated softwoods or synthetic materials. Hardwood Decking has natural beauty and ages gracefully. If you truly want to create an outdoor oasis for your home, hardwood decking is the place to start. Hardwood Decking is proven to be durable and has been around and used for many years. For example, the Ipe Decking used on the Coney Island Boardwalk lasted 70 years and then was reused in other products once removed.

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Custom Teak Gate in Greenville, SC

Benjamin Moseley from The Heirloom Companies installed and build this gate using our Teak Lumber outside of Greenville, SC. It includes custom ironwork, a beautiful curved design, and provide a welcoming entrance to this impressive home. The teak in the photos is partially grayed since these were taken in the spring, but with a proper cleaning and treatment,…

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Ipe Railings and Cladding on Greenville Park Bridge

Jennifer from Archadeck showed us this Pedestrian Park Bridge project which used our Custom Milled Ipe Railings, and our Ipe Decking as lower cladding. The Bridge is located in the Falls Park on the Reedy in Downtown Greenville, SC.  It is right behind the Greenville Warehouse Theater. As you can see from the photos below, it…

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Custom Cherry & Oak Millwork in Greenville, SC

East Teak provided the millwork used in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Greenville in downtown Greenville, SC. It includes Quarter Sawn Cherry and Quarter Sawn Oak Millwork. It is a custom project that we are excited to share. We specialize in these types of high volume projects when there is custom trim work, architectural millwork, standing…

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Huge Teak Table

Our salesperson, Marion Hamilton, shared these photos of a 20’ long, monster-size teak table with benches.  East Teak sold the teak lumber to Forest Plywood in La Mirada, CA, who in turn sold it to their customer who was hired to make the table. It is truly a beautiful table with an amazing minimalist design, and…

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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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Reader Request?

We are always looking to answer your questions and find out what our readers want to learn. Please let us know what questions you have related to Imported and Domestic Hardwood Lumber! Here are some examples of the types of questions that might be helpful: Specific Species information: It could be that you just want to…

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The Latest from Thompson Mahogany Co.

Thompson Mahogany has been busy creating new videos and blog posts so we wanted to share those with the readers of East Teak’s blog. Some of their latest work includes: Video: About Thompson Mahogany Company – A introduction to Thompson Mahogany and it’s products. Andy Nuffer invited to The White House – Andy got invited to the…

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