Video of Florida Dock Transformed by Rustic Ipe Hardwood

May 20, 2014 6:10 pm
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Amazing Dock Constructed out of Rustic Ipe Hardwood

Watch this video about rustic ipe hardwood from Advantage Lumber and see how this homeowner built a dock that will stand the test of time.

Paul R. of Tampa Bay, Fl had an old dock that was becoming a safety hazard for his family. Their old dock was made out of pressure treated pine. It was so old there was a risk of splinters, and cuts on popped up nails.

He says, “We did a lot of research on what would be the most appropriate, long-lasting, durable and beautiful wood in order to replace the dock. We really wanted something that would be a lifetime investment for our family.”

Upon doing research, Paul had discovered that rustic ipe hardwood was the best option to replace their old worn down dock.

“We decided on ipe pretty quickly, and further through doing research we discovered Advanatge Lumber.”

Instead of going with the typical clear grade ipe wood, Paul chose the rustic ipe wood.

“We decided to use the rustic grade ipe in our project for a couple of reasons. The first is the substantial price savings over the clear grade lumber, but also it has certain qualities and characteristics to it. Wood is a living organism and here you can really see that you’re using natural wood.”

He decided to take it one step further with the installation of the rustic ipe hardwood, and constructed the joist system out of ipe as well. This will ensure that the dock itself will last many, many years.

The finished project is a gorgeous rustic ipe hardwood dock that will provide him and his family with a safe natural surface to walk on to go and enjoy the Florida waters.

“I’m very happy with how this turned out. I’m very satisfied and happy with the experience with Advantage Trim & Lumber. Everyone’s been super friendly and easy to deal with. I’m looking forward to doing business with you in the future.”
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