What is each type of wood used for?
Ipe: Any outdoor structure, such as decks, docks, pergolas, siding, ceilings and soffits, outdoor kitchens, boardwalks, gates, gate doors, and more.
Cumaru: Any outdoor structure, such as decks, docks, pergolas, siding, ceilings and soffits, outdoor kitchens, boardwalks, gates, gate doors, and more. Cumaru is a little less resistant than ipe and is distinguished by its reddish coloring.
Santos Mahogany: Interior flooring and exterior cladding and rooftops.
Garapa: It’s the new Cumaru! Its yellow golden color is even (it has a very fine grain) and a little more penetrable to oils.
Massaranduba: Used for outdoor structures such as decks, fences, and pergolas, this wood is used for its distinctive dark red color.
Marine Grade PT: Exterior structures that will have contact or be near the ocean should be made of marine grade pressure treated wood because it is specially treated with chemicals that will delay wood degradation problems due to fungal rot or decay, sapstain, molds, or wood-destroying insects. It is sprayed with chemicals that penetrate deep into the wood by applying pressure.
Oak: Interior flooring as well as furniture and cabinets. Oak is characterized by its light color.
Cypress: Doors, shutters, garage doors, beams, and pergolas. Cypress is becoming a popular wood for exterior projects because it is a hardwood and it is intermediately priced.
Cedar: Cedar is popular for exterior carpentry, especially for details on houses such as doors, ceiling beams, pergolas, window shutters, and garage doors.
American Walnut: This is easily one of the most popular woods. American walnut is a very resistant wood for interior flooring, cabinetry, and luxury interior frames and moulding. Walnut’s color is a dark brown or a rich chocolate.