OHC Acquires RLC Imported Lumber Inventories

Robinson Lumber Company (“RLC”), headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Overseas Hardwoods Company (“OHC”), headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, are pleased to announce that RLC has sold to OHC its imported hardwood lumber inventories in Chalmette, Louisiana and Garland, Texas. These strategic locations complement OHC’s existing facilities in Lufkin,…

Marietta “Ipe House”

When the homeowners describe the property in which they recently purchased and built their home, the first response from most Marietta locals is “oh, you bought the chicken coop house!” That’s right, the original home on the lot near downtown Marietta Square in Georgia was a converted chicken…

Does Ipe Have A Warranty

Ipe is a Brazilian Hardwood that is imported for Decking, Siding, and other millwork products. As a natural wood product, there are elements of Ipe and any wood species that you can’t control. There are no guarantees with Ipe. Still, we have inquiries often asking what sort of warranty…

The Best Wood Siding Profiles

How do you figure out the best siding profile for your project? We help you make the right connection on this episode of TimberTips! A profile can refer to many types of products on a job site, from trim and moldings to flooring and decking. In this video,…

Does Ipe Come in Different Grades?

Did you know Ipe comes in different grades?  Ipe is known as the pinnacle of hardwood decking materials, but not all Ipe is created equal. Perhaps you have purchased an Ipe deck and the material that showed up looked very different than what you’ve seen in photos. Like any hardwood,…

Ipe vs. Massaranduba

If you are in the decking industry, you’ve probably heard of Massaranduba. No doubt you’ve run across a supplier, broker or website that promotes Massaranduba as an economical Ipe-alternative. When looking at the technical data, it’s hard not to agree: Ipe and Massaranduba have a similar density and…

Can You “Pre-Gray” Ipe Before Installation?

Working at TimberTown over the years, a topic that gets brought up by builders and architects regularly is how to achieve the natural patina look of Ipe or other Brazilian Hardwoods from the beginning of a project. Without regular maintenance, it’s inevitable that Ipe will eventually gray out,…

The Carpenter Hotel

It’s a tall order to come to downtown Austin and try to reproduce the eclectic and artsy design that is beloved by current residents and out-of-towners alike. When planning out its next Hotel, the Mighty Union considered every angle and developed a boutique hotel, restaurant, cafe and event space that has just…

Trespa Pura NFC Launches New Tropical Ipe Siding Line

Trespa Pura NFC has recently come out with the exciting news that it will be adding a new option to its siding line: Tropical Ipe. Similar to the hardwood Ipe in its appearance and durability, this siding features a mix of reddish brown hues so as to look…

Research Park Plaza Ipe Courtyard

In a business park off of Austin’s Research Blvd., lies this courtyard in Research Park. Home of Charles Schwab and other businesses, the courtyard uses 5,000 sq. ft. of a dense, imported hardwood called Ipe. Supplied by TimberTown Austin and built by Centex Decks, the most prominent deck…