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    Default PT and Mahogany raised deck

    Anyone seen pressure treated/mahogany raised decks? PT for the structural and Mahogany for the deck and rails? Any examples on the North Coast?

    And how about the going board foot rate for mahogany?

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    Ipe is the wood you want......south American ironwood......excellent decking

    You will find that all Florida export agents will readily quote Ipe decking........why waste mahogany on a deck.

    And yes you would use pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine for the structure.

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    If you can afford it, I suggest "Caoba" for the entire structure.
    "PT" WILL eventually get eaten here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post
    Ipe is the wood you want......south American ironwood......excellent decking

    You will find that all Florida export agents will readily quote Ipe decking........why waste mahogany on a deck.

    And yes you would use pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine for the structure.
    I have never seen IPE (Brazilian hardwood) in the DR. Maybe they call it something different.

    A few years ago we found some 10'x3'x2"' slabs of a super hard wood that we was told came from Chile, maybe that was IPE? We ended up making desks out of it at DR1. We blunted saw blades, pain to work with and takes a few people to lift one of the desks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I have never seen IPE (Brazilian hardwood) in the DR. Maybe they call it something different.

    A few years ago we found some 10'x3'x2"' slabs of a super hard wood that we was told came from Chile, maybe that was IPE? We ended up making desks out of it at DR1. We blunted saw blades, pain to work with and takes a few people to lift one of the desks.

    It may come under the name Brazilian Walnut. Whilst slow growing it is sustainable species and forested and it is machined in US for export to islands in 4" and 6" widths with hidden joints for 'biscuit fixing.

    Yes it is extremely hard and wares out normal saw blades quickly...hence called ironwood....very heavy too...does not float.

    You will find it in all the decent resorts for decking throughout the Caribbean because it is extremely durable and stable. The only decent alternative I have come across commercially for decking is Indonesian bangkerai (balau).

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    NOT DR related. Deleted.
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    Default Ipe Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I have never seen IPE (Brazilian hardwood) in the DR.
    Many timber companies sell it.
    One is "Madesol"...
    It is available there in 2 types (also 'rojo').

    "Ipe
    DESCRIPCION DE LA MADERA La direccion de la fibra es contrahilo siempre presente, a veces muy fuerte, el grano es fino a medio y el mallado extraordinariamente fino. USOS Ebanisteria, Entarimados decorativos e industrial, Construccion naval, Mangos de herramientas, Carpinterias de interior y exterior. DISPONIBILIDAD - Tablones: 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4 pulg./grueso"


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    Default The Ultimate Alternative

    This is the (relatively new) bridge in Las Terrenas leading from the police station side over to the 'pueblo de pescadores'.




    Guess, what it is made out of....

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    See if the dealer will cut it to order so you don't waste blades on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcion View Post
    See if the dealer will cut it to order so you don't waste blades on it.
    That's kind of next to impossible. But thanks.

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