Sophisticated and Durable
Hardwood decking offers outstanding beauty, durability, and performance and is widely used on upscale deck and dock projects worldwide.
At J&W, we have done our homework on hardwood decking and offer some of the finest hardwoods available today: Mangaris Diamond (Merbau) and Mangaris Red (Red Balau) from Indonesia, and IPE from Brazil.
All hardwood products at J&W are harvested from professionally managed forests with individual trees DNA tested at the mill to assure point of origin. We’re as committed as you are to assuring the health of our renewable resources.
A beautiful yellowish-brown, tight-grained hardwood, MANGARIS DIAMOND has much less color variation that other hardwoods. Close in resemblance to Brazilian IPE, MANGARIS DIAMOND is Kiln Dried and Class A Fire Rated. The MANGARIS DIAMOND Warranty and Performance 25-Year Limited Warranty will protect your deck against rot, decay and structural damage from termites (excludes supporting framing structure).
MANGARIS RED is a beautiful, richly-colored wood produced from a genuine Red Balau species. Characterized by extreme hardness, the wood also possesses clear grade, and tight, interlocked grain. Deep red in color with traces of delicate brown ribbon stripes, MANGARIS RED possesses the richness of Mahogany.
IPE (pronounced Ee-pay) is a tropical hardwood from forests located in South America. Some other common names it is known by are: Amapa, Cortex, Guayacan, Flor Amarillo, Madera Negra and LaPache Negra. Large commercial importers have even tagged their own brand names to IPE tropical hardwood, for example: Ironwood™, Pau Lope™ and Brazilian Walnut. An extremely dense wood, IPE has a Class A fire rating. IPE is very plentiful throughout South-Central America and will grow in marshes or on the tops of mountain ridges. With heights exceeding 120 feet, it is one of the tallest trees in the Amazon with trunk diameters of up to six feet. J&W Lumber is committed to our environment and all IPE imported from South America is harvested from professionally managed sustainable forests. Unlike softwoods such as Redwood and Cedar (which are world-renowned for being easy to cut, drill and screw), IPE requires extra workmanship skills. With patience and the proper tools to help the installation go smoothly, your new IPE deck will surpass your expectations for style and beauty.
J&W Lumber stocks 1×6 IPE Deck boards and 7/8″ Grooved IPE Deck Boards to use with hidden fasteners.
DIY Guide to Building a Deck
A quality deck can last for decades and provide a lifetime of memories. That’s why it’s important to get it right the first time. In our DIY Guide for building a deck, our experts share insights on what you need to know before building, where to build your deck, what decking permits you may need, choosing the right materials, and how to illuminate your deck.