for outdoor construction must remain stable in outdoor use and
resist degradation. FineHouse offers a select number of wood species
based on their performance in outdoor applications. We also offer
a composite SynCore a product that uses dimensional lumber, engineered lumber
and cellular Vinyl. SynCore™ is very durable and low in
Western Red Cedar, (WRC) thuja plicata
may be the most ecologically sound building material for outdoor
use. In addition WRC is "superior to all other conifers in
it's resistance to warping, twisting and bowing". We recommend
WRC for projects where long lengths are required. The wood is red
to light brown in color, it takes stain and clear finishes well.
The only grade we provide is D&btr, it is virtually clear with
only small tight knots allowed, see the examples below.
Clear Flat Grain
small knots are allowed
family of wood species is meliaceae,
FineHouse offers two species from the Meliaceae family of woods:
Cedrela odorata (also known as Spanish Cedar or Cedro)
and Swietenia macrophylla. (also known as Big Leaf Mahogany).
FineHouse will always use Cedrela unless you specify Swietenia,
if you specify Swietenia you can expect to add 40% to the cost.
only provides FAS grade Mahoganies, which are clear and often used for fine
furniture. These Mahoganies are very resistant to insect attack
and have natural oils that allow them to be very durable in
outdoor use. When unfinished these woods weather to a silver
Decking, Tabebuia spp. is
a tropical hardwood with very attractive characteristics for outdoor
use, particularly as decking. Ipe is very hard and long lasting,
according to the U.S. Forest service it will last 25 years in outdoor
use. Because Ipe requires no maintenance, is fireproof and quite
beautiful, it is the preferred wood for decks, porches and outdoor
stairs. The only grade we offer is FEQ (First European Quality)
which is a clear grade.
Ipe Deck Tiles
SynCore is a composite with a structural core. SynCore is a low maintenance product
available in flat white, it is paintable and is highly resistant
to wear from the weather. The outer composite material is dense and very impact resistant.
SynCore lintel assembly
For engineering specifications and a more detailed description
of these materials, please contact a FineHouse product
specialist - By email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (540) 436-8080
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