In addition to hardness, stiffness, and weight (see Part 1), there are a few more categories useful in comparing Jatoba and Ipe. While both are excellent choices of tropical decking species, Ipe is, by far, the favored one. As Ipe becomes increasingly difficult to source, some builders and customers alike are finding Jatoba to be a suitable Ipe alternative. Others are even finding it preferable to … [Read More...] about Comparing Jatoba and Ipe, Part 2
Does wood species really make a difference? We’ll start, again, with the short answer: a resounding … [Read More...] about Evaluating Lumber Trends: Does Species Make a Difference?
The shifts in how Genuine Mahogany is sawn and graded is proving disastrous for this once prized … [Read More...] about Where Has All the Beautiful Mahogany Gone? Part 2