Garapa, also known as Brazilian Ash, is a dense and naturally durable Brazilian timber. Its golden color, fine grain and moderate cost make it an attractive alternate to more expensive hardwoods such as Teak or Ipe. Garapa is resistant to rot and decay, making it an excellent choice for exterior applications such as decking. It not only lasts a long time, but has the beauty of an interior hardwood. It outlasts other popular wood decking species such as treated Pine, Cedar, Redwood and Douglas Fir.
Thompson Mahogany stocks Garapa decking (Brazilian Ash) as well as other parts to complete a deck, including: joists, stringers, treads, risers, skirting, railings and posts. We also mill tongue-and-groove (T&G) profiles, and offer custom millwork for special profiles or sizes. Garapa deck facing is partially air-dried (AD), and then kiln-dried (KD) to approximately 15% moisture content for stability. Thompson Mahogany also stocks all the accessories – fasteners, sealers, cleaners, and finishes – to complete your deck