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Itauba Decking – An Affordable Ipe Alternative
Itauba trees, of the lauraceae family, are known as “Stonewood” and found mostly near the Brazilian Amazon. Itauba is a very hard and dense wood (high silica content), and highly weather, bacteria, and pest-resistant. This durability makes it perfect for outdoor decking and structures, furniture-building, shipbuilding, doors, and indoor flooring as well.
Itauba looks like ipe but costs less and is easier to install, although tipped cutting tools, such as a stilted saw for cutting, makes it easier. The lighter-colored boards will darken over time and become darker – similar to ipe.
Itauba is mostly sold in Europe, and the Japanese cannot buy enough of it.
We have 5/4 x6 Edge Groove Itauba decking for sale here at Scrounger’s.
We love it because:
**It is cheaper than Ipe!
**It will not kill your tools!
**It will probably still be your deck long after you are gone!
**It is gorgeous and if you did not know that it was Itauba, you’d swear it was Ipe.
We are selling 5/4 x 6 Edge Groove (almost 1” (15/16”) x 5 3/8”) at below the 1 x 6 Edge Groove Ipe price.
It’s a steal at $3.50 per LFt.
Remember this is very similar to Ipe decking but sells about $1.10 less a Lft than a comparable size of 5/4 x 6 Ipe Edge Groove.
We have approximately one truckload left.
It will go fast!
It’s always a good idea to call for current availability and/or pricing @ 828-808-3617.
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