Thompson Mahogany: African Mahogany vs Sapele vs Utile Lumber

Our sister company Thompson Mahogany did a great write up comparing African Mahogany vs Sapele vs Utile Lumber. It does a good job of breaking down the difference in the three materials. It covers quality, color, grain, weight, drying, workability, durability, and usage. We carry African Mahogany Lumber, Sapele Lumber, and Utile Lumber also so please ask any questions below in…

Hardwood: Decking vs Lumber

It can be confusing for someone who is not familiar with buying wood lumber as to what the difference is between decking and lumber. For example, we offer both Ipe Lumber and Ipe Decking. They are similar but are meant for different final products and have different drying applied to each. Decking is Decking is…

What is Cumaru Wood?

What is Cumaru Wood? Cumaru, also known as Brazilian Teak or Golden Teak, is a naturally durable Brazilian timber with a density similar to Ipe. Its consistent golden brown color and moderate cost make it an attractive alternate to more expensive hardwoods such as Teak or Ipe. Cumaru is resistant to rot and decay, making it…

What is Ipe Wood?

What is Ipe Wood? Ipe (spelled ipe and pronounced “ee-pay”), also called Brazilian walnut, is a beautiful exotic wood from South America. Ipe wood structures are hard, strong, and naturally resistant to rot, abrasion, weather, and insects. It is almost twice as dense as most woods and up to five times harder. It is medium…