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How Long Can a Timber Frame be Exposed?

how long can a timber frame be exposed?

Timber frame construction has been around for centuries and is still a popular choice for modern homes and building projects. As with any building material, questions arise about its longevity when exposed to the elements. In this article, we’ll explore the lifespan of exposed timber frames. Additionally, we will discuss what can be done to … Read more

Can Cedar Wood be Painted?

can cedar wood be painted

Can cedar wood be painted? Cedar wood is an adaptable and robust domestic hardwood that originated in Asia and the Mediterranean.  Cedar trees currently grow in many areas around the world. There are numerous varieties of cedar trees. Although, for lumber purposes, Eastern and Western red cedar are the most popular cedars. Furthermore, this wood … Read more

Is Cedar Wood Good for Outdoors?

Is cedar wood good for outdoors

Cedar trees originated in the Himalayas and in the Mediterranean, but are currently grown in temperate climates all over the world. Cedar trees can grow up to 131 feet in height and 8feet in diameter. Some types of cedar wood are classified as softwood and some types are classified as hardwood. Most woodworkers choose hardwoods … Read more

Tigerwood Decking and Siding

tigerwood deck

Tigerwood is an exotic hardwood from Brazil. It is well known and appreciated for its beauty, sturdiness, and longevity. These attributes make it ideal for decking and siding projects. If you’re considering this material for outdoor decking and siding, here are a few features to consider. Appearance Tigerwood gets its name from its unique coloring. … Read more

Hardwood vs Softwood

What Decking Material Lasts the Longest?

So what IS the real difference between hardwood and softwood, when it comes to building materials? In this article, we’re going to explore the differences between the two, and why it matters. Despite its name, hardwood is not necessarily any denser or stronger than softwood. The two terms actually reference deciduous trees versus evergreen trees. … Read more

Cedar vs Redwood for Decking or Fencing

redwood is available for decking

Cedar and redwood are known and loved for many of the same qualities, all of which make them excellent building materials. These attributes include strength, beauty, straight grains, and minimal shrinkage. Additionally, both timbers are naturally oily, creating a natural barrier to both moisture and wood-boring insects.  However, there are a few notable differences, which … Read more