You might have been to the property recently enough to see our latest remodel project of 2016, but if you haven’t check it out!
Old Boardwalk: New Ipe Boardwalk:
We have torn out our old boardwalk and replaced it with smooth and and extremely sturdy Brazilian Walnut lumber that is commonly known as “ipe.” Ipe was also used on the New York City’s Coney Island boardwalk which wasn’t in need of replacing for 25 years! An extremely impressive feat, considering the amount of traffic and environmental stresses placed on the wood throughout the years.
This wood is chosen for boardwalks and decking for the durability of product as well as its strength. Ipe has a fire rating the same as concrete and steel in which both have high melting points meaning that it resists flames much easier than softer woods. The reason for this strength and durability is due to the trees super thick density. It’s so dense that it will not even float in water! Because this wood is incredibly dense, so strong and so durable, it has been deemed the “blade blunter” meaning that the wood will quickly dull and blunt most saw blades and other blades used for the cutting.
Not only is this wood great to use for the practicality of the durability, Ipe is absolutely beautiful and very velvety to the touch.