2 x 2 Cumaru

July 15, 2016 2:20 pm
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2 x 2 Cumaru – Add to Your Decks Looks and Reliability

When building a deck often times many projects will call for a handrail system. Handrails add another level of safety to your project, but can also add a great look to your project. 2 x 2 Cumaru is excellent for things like spindles, balusters, decorative elements and much more. They will blend with your deck very well and provide that extra level of safety. 2 x 2 Cumaru is milled in our mills across the country down to a net ‘finished’ dimension of approximately 1 1/2″ thick by 1 1/2″ wide. They are available in lengths from three feet up to twenty feet long.

While 2 x 2 Cumaru is widely used for balusters and spindles, it is still a very versatile profile of Cumaru. It can be used for smaller projects like table and chair legs, support beams for tables, adirondack chairs, and it’s even been used for interesting fence designs!

What makes Cumaru a great option for building? Cumaru has a very tight dense grain, with natural in grain oils. This combination of dense grain and natural oil gives Cumaru a great ability to resist wood rot, mold, decay, and wood boring insects. All without the use of preservatives or any chemical treatments. Not only is Cumaru able to resist these things, but it also does it while being a low maintenance wood.

With constant sun exposure Cumaru will naturally age to a smooth silvery patina. This process happens to all wood with sun exposure, but will not really effect your hardwoods durability over time. In fact many customers choose to let their decks patina as it makes for the easiest method to maintain your project. All that is required is an occasional surface cleaning to make sure that your project stays clean and beautiful.

If you would like to keep the rich golden tan and reddish brown colors Cumaru provides you can simply apply and occasional coat of Ipe Oil. This hardwood finish will help lock in those nice colors and keep your project looking freshly installed for years to come.

Each of our Cumaru boards are responsibly gathered from well managed forests. Responsible forestry is a key part of our operations and we do all that we can to ensure that the wood we sell is coming from a renewable source.

Cumaru is a great option for many projects and is a great material to work with.

To get more information about Cumaru, or to speak with one of our highly knowledgeable sales staff, contact us today and get your free 2 x 2 Cumaru quote!cumaru-call-to-action