||A fine-grained exotic wood that is light yellow to a warm golden color.
||Naturally durable and resistant to rot, decay, termites, splinters, and flame spread without chemical treatment.
||Light reddish-brown wood with straight grain.
||Not naturally resistant to decay. Requires painting or staining to prevent decay.
|Pressure Treated Decking
||Deteriorates rapidly and can become brittle. Dusty yellow-green color due to chemical treatment of the wood.
||There are 2 commonly used chemical preservatives, MCA (Micronized Copper Azole) and ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary). These chemicals are forced into the wood to help reduce decay but there are some potential health concerns with these treatments.
||Several grades available that vary considerably in appearance and quality. Usually straight grained with a fine, even texture. Color varies from cherry-red to dark reddish-brown.
||Premium grades are more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.
||Fresh cut, this wood appears a
salmon pink color which turns a coffee brown over time. Species is generally straight grained.
||This softwood is more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.
||Interlocked grain similar to true mahogany, but with a courser texture. Species is generally medium to dark brown.
||Only the dark red species are resistant to decay. Although more durable than cedar and redwood, it is still relatively soft compared to Ipe