Plan Your Outdoor Living Space by Building a Massaranduba Decking
Massaranduba is a type of hardwood from South American and it is considered as one of the hardest and most beautiful woods in the world. Its most surprising feature is its durability and strength, especially when subject to heavy loads. Massaranduba has passed bending strength tests and has been proven to be twice as strong as California Redwood, making it a suitable decking material. It can be a great alternative to ipe as well.
Aside from its strength and durability, Massaranduba is also very popular for its beautiful velvety red finish. Many customers like the rich red or plum-like color of Massaranduba, states that it a luxurious and elegant alternative to locally sourced redwoods. Massaranduba is also known as 'Brazilian redwood.' Many experts consider it as a weather resistant, durable, and affordable alternative to comparable hardwoods.
The lasting and beautiful color of Massaranduba decking effortlessly provides an elegant and luxurious look to your deck. It can be used around water structures like swimming pools and hot tubs because of its high density. The grain of the wood is smooth, straight, and fine, so it can provide an extremely smooth edge and well-polished surfaces.
Massaranduba is sustainable and sourced from a managed forest. It is responsibly harvested and considered as a renewable source. Its trees grow well in a variety of soils and grow up to 150 feet tall. The trunks of Massaranduba trees are wide with a long bole, so it is easier to achieve a straight grain and prevent waste. And because it is biodegradable, the wood will not clog landfills. It is a much better choice than man-made composite decking with the same insect and weather resistance.
The Janka hardness of Massaranduba is 3,190 lbf. This means that it has good flexibility, strength, and shock resistance than red oak, which is rated only at 1,260 lbf. Massaranduba decking can resist decay and insect attacks even if you directly install it on the ground.
It is easy to maintain a Massaranduba deck. You can leave it alone to allow it to naturally weather into a lovely silver-gray hue, but if you prefer to keep its dark plum tone, you must periodically apply a finisher with a UV-inhibitor. Work with a premium Brazilian hardwood retailer to get high-quality Massaranduba decking and an installation service for your home.
About the Author:
This article is written by Bruce Master. He gained an interest in woodworking at an early age. Bruce Master started working with contractors in the 1970s as a salesman at Ace Hardware in Miami. Over the years he discovered and fell in love with Brazilian woods. He has built decks, docks and specialty items using many of the Brazilian woods. Today, Bruce loves his job as Operations Manager for ABS Wood, a Brazilian wood retailer.
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