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INFO


IPE DECKING

CONSIDERED TO BE THE BEST DECKING IN THE WORLD

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INFO


IPE DECKING

CONSIDERED TO BE THE BEST DECKING IN THE WORLD

INSIST ON PREMIUM GRADE IPE FROM CONEJO HARDWOODS


NATURAL BEAUTY • GREAT IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

RE-OIL TO KEEP IT LOOKING NEW OR LET IT PATINA TO A BEAUTIFUL GRAY

OUTLASTS COMPOSITES • RESISTANT TO FUNGAL DECAY & TERMITES • UP TO CLASS A FIRE RATING


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BEST PRICES

LARGE IN-STOCK SELECTION

HIGHEST QUALITY

ECO-FRIENDLY


LOCAL + TRUSTED

BUSINESS IS ABOUT LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS


WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE BEST PRICES TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND WILL MATCH ONLINE PRICES ON IDENTICAL IN-STOCK PRODUCTS.

IPE vs COMPOSITES       STOCKLIST       ACCESSSORIES       INSTALLATION & CARE       SUSTAINABILITY
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IPEvsCOMPOSITE


IPE vs COMPOSITES

IPEvsCOMPOSITE


IPE vs COMPOSITES

IPE DECKING

  • Silvers with age

  • Extremely hard

  • Can be re-stained to regain original color

  • Class A fire rating (same as steel and concrete)

  • Twice as dense and 5 times as hard as pressure treated wood

  • Available in long lengths

  • Scratch resistant

  • Insect resistant

  • Little to no warping

  • Easily repairable

  • Has a 50+ year life span as a deck wood

Ipe is naturally a green choice for decking. With markets developed for Ipe, lands that typically would be clear cut for farming can support sustainable forestry. Communities in tropical forests now have the choice to responsibly manage their land in a way that continues to keep forests intact while offering a source of income. Strong markets for responsibly harvested wood products have helped to preserve forests in developing nations.

COMPOSITE DECKING

  • Loses color with age

  • Softer and not as stiff as Ipe

  • Gets extremely hot in the sun

  • Can support mold growth especially in a high humidity/wet area

  • Class B Fire rating typically

  • Does not span large distances

  • Scratches easily

  • Can become “fuzzy” over time because of wear

  • Not easily repairable

  • Has a unknown lifespan as a deck material 

Composite decking made from recycled materials makes it seem like an environmentally friendly product. The problem with composite decking is that all of the environmentally friendly aspects are concentrated in material sourcing. Once you factor in the high environmental impacts of the fossil fuels required to manufacture composite decking, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, the overall impact of composite decking is quite high.


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STOCKLIST


IPE STOCKLIST

STOCKLIST


IPE STOCKLIST

 

WE have a huge inventory of QUALITY IPE decking in-stock


 
 

ITEM

NET SIZE

LENGTHS

1x4

1x4

3/4x3-1/2

8'-20'

1x6

1x6

3/4x5-1/2

8'-20'

1x8

1x8

3/4x7-1/4

8'-20'

5/4x6

5/4x6

1x5-1/2

8'-20'

5/4x6 grooved 5mm

5/4x6

1x5-1/2

8'-20'

5/4x8

5/4x8

1x7-1/4

8'-20'

5/4x8 grooved 5mm

5/4x8

1x7-1/4

8'-20'

2x4

2x4

1-1/2x3-1/2

8'-20'

2x6

2x6

1-1/2x5-1/2

8'-20'

2x8

2x8

1-1/2x7-1/4

8'-20'

2x2

2x2

1-1/2x1-1/2

8'-20'

4x4

4x4

3-1/2x3-1/2

8'-12'

6x6

6x6

5-1/2x5-1/2

8'-12'

(SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

 
 

DELIVERY SERVICES


We offer professional delivery services on our truck to Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Agoura, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas and as far north as Paso Robles and to the south as far as San Diego. Shipping via common carrier is available nationwide.


 
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ACCESSORIES


ACCESSORIES

ACCESSORIES


ACCESSORIES

 

WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF

decking TOOLS & ACCESSORIES


•Decking wrench

•Countersinks

•Stainless steel screws

•Wood plugs

•Hidden fastening systems

•Joist tape

•Gorilla glue

•End grain sealer

•Penofin

•IPE oil

•Finishes

•Deck brightener

•Deck cleaners


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INSTALLATION & CARE


INSTALLATION & CARE

INSTALLATION & CARE


INSTALLATION & CARE

INSTALLING IPE DECKING

 

IPE is a very dense, very hard wood, so use of some specialized or higher grade tools may be necessary for best results. Here we present an overview of handling and building suggestions that will help you achieve excellent results when building your hardwood deck.

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APPLICATION

IPE decking is available either air dried or kiln dried. Insist on kiln dried lumber whenever available because of our relatively dry climate. Kiln dried moisture content is much closer to equilibrium moisture level that the wood will eventually reach. Air dried and kiln dried require different spacing and our experts will help you assess which clips to use. Kiln dried lumber is well suited for all indoor and outdoor applications. The deck design should allow for ground and side ventilation to insure stability of the decking due to proper air circulation.

HANDLING

Decking material should be allowed to sit for 10 days prior to installation in order to get acclimated to your local temperature and humidity levels. Keep out of direct sunlight and space boards so air can circulate between them. Do not cover with a tarp.

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CUTTING & DRILLING

Due to the very hard nature of decking material, premium carbide tipped saw blades are recommended for cutting. Brad point drill bits, forstner bits and heavy duty countersink bits provide cleaner holes and last longer than standard bits.

END SEALING

Our hardwood decking is shipped with the end grain sealed with a clear wax to prevent any end checking. Fresh cuts should be sealed immediately with end grain sealant. We sell end grain sealant by the quart, typically enough for a 1000 sq. ft of decking. The end grain sealant is simply applied with a paintbrush and dries clear.

FASTENING

There are three typical methods of fastening decking to other structural members:

Ipe Clip Fastener Method: The Ipe Clip fastener system uses high strength fastening biscuits that insert into slots cut into the edge of the deck board which then rests on top of a joist. A stainless steel screw (supplied with each clip) is then screwed down into the joist. We recommend the Ipe Clip fastener system as many other hidden fastener systems install from the bottom side of the deck, requiring screwing into the bottom of the deck board. With the Ipe Clip fastener system no screws or holes show from the surface. The Ipe Clip fasteners are stainless steel covered in polypropylene which makes them one of the strongest ways to fasten decking.

Face Screw / Plug Method: Countersink 3/8" holes into face of deck boards. Predrill 1/8" pilot holes completely through the deck boards. Screw the deck boards down with stainless screws. 3/8" Plugs are then glued into the holes with waterproof glue (i.e. Gorilla brand glue, Epoxy, etc.) Plugs are then cut off and sanded smooth.

Finish Screw Method: Stainless steel #8 trim head screws are pre-drilled and screwed into the face of the decking. Recommended two per joist. The trim head screw is very small and only slightly noticeable and are available with color matched heads. Torx drive screws resist striping much more than the standard square drive.



GAP SPACING

We recommend allowing 3/32" gaps for air dried boards and 5/32" gaps for kiln dried boards. This allows for appropriate water drainage, wood expansion/contraction, and proper air circulation. Average shrinkage is approximately 1/16" on 4" wide boards and 1/8" on 6" wide boards.

FINISHING

Because of IPE’s natural density and its alkaline characteristics, many oil and water based finishes will not dry properly when applied. We recommend that you test any product on several sample boards to determine compatibility. The finishes we sell and recommend are Deckwise WiseCoat, Deckwise Ipe Oil and Penofin for Hardwood. Applying a finish approximately every 6 months (depending upon your local climate) will keep the beautiful dark brown color. If you decide to let your deck weather it will turn a silvery gray such as teak does. We recommend that you apply a coat of finish initially after deck installation, regardless of the final color desired. This will ensure that the wood retains its oils and stability. Seal all four sides for stability.


GLUING

If the need arises to glue your decking material, waterproof glues, such as Gorilla brand polyurethane can be used with good results. Epoxy glues are also suitable, and produce a very strong waterproof bond, particularly important for gluing posts.



CARE

Decking can be left to weather naturally to an attractive silver grey and requires the occasional cleaning. Alternatively, one can choose to maintain the wood’s natural rich brown color by cleaning and refinishing as required; not unlike polishing your favorite piece of furniture. IPE decking can always be restored to its original appearance because the wood’s natural beauty runs through and through.

UNFINISHED DECK

UNFINISHED DECK

FINISHED DECK

FINISHED DECK

QUESTIONS REGARDING INSTALLATION & CARE?

GIVE US A CALL AT: 818-889-0487


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SUSTAINABILITY


SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY


SUSTAINABILITY

POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

 

Good markets for wood & wood products will help preserve the tropical rain forests. A thriving international market provides an economic reason to carefully manage them.

Buying these products provides the incentive to manage the forests responsibly, and prevents clear cutting to convert to cattle land. The land with trees MUST be more valuable than the land without them.

Purchasing tropical wood products from responsible suppliers contributes to saving the rain forests.

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