||Tight grained, extremely dense wood and a deep rich brown with some pieces displaying red and amber hues.
||Best product available for decking. Very resistant to decay, fungi, and termites. Fire Rate NFPA Code, Class A.
|Western Red Cedar
||Fresh cut, this wood appears a salmon pink color which turns to a coffee brown over time. Species is generally straight grained.
||This softwood is more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Preservative treatment/sealing is recommended.
||Several grades available which vary in appearance and quality. The premium grade (clear, all heart, and vertical grain) is straight grain with a fine even texture. Color varies from a light cherry-red to a dark reddish-brown.
||The premium grade (clear, all heart, and vertical grain) is more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather.
||A light reddish-brown, generally straight grained wood.
||Not naturally resistant to decay. Should be painted or stained to prevent decay.
|Pressure Treated Pine
||Very pronounced grain and dusty, yellow-green palor due to the chemical treatment of the wood.
||A chemical preservative, chromated copper arsenate is forced into the wood. Warranted against decay for 30 years.
||Actually several similar species sold under this name. Interlocked grain similar to true mahogany, but with a coarser texture. Species is generally medium to dark brown.
||Only the dark red species are resistant to decay. Although more durable than cedar and redwood, it is still relatively soft compared to Ipe.