African Mahogany vs Sapele vs Utile Lumber

  There are five woods from African considered as ‘Redwoods’ (Mahoganies or Mahogany looking and substitutes).  Theses woods are in order of cost from least to most: Okoume, Tiama (also known as Edinam), Sapele, African Mahogany (has several names), and Utile (Sipo). The woods we stock at Thompson Mahogany are: African Mahogany/Khaya, Sapele and Utile/Sipo. Thompson…

Elevated Ipe Deck with Ipe Lattice

Comparing Decking Materials

  Our sister company East Teak Fine Hardwoods did a great blog post comparing all of the specs on the most of the decking wood products available. It does a good job of cutting through the marketing and getting down to the actual materials that are available. We do wholesale trade in Cumaru, Garapa, Ipe decking, and Massaranduba  with…

Messmers UV Plus on Ipe Deck

Ipe Decking vs Cedar Decking

Our sister company East Teak Fine Hardwoods did a great write-up comparing Ipe Decking with Cedar Decking since they are often compared to each other when trying to choose the proper wood. We do wholesale trade in Ipe decking with our “One Deck at a Time” program. Check out the post Ipe vs Cedar deck: Which…