|Species||Bending Strength||Hardness||Appearance||Decay Resistance|
|Ipe||22,560 psi||3600 lbs||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||7,500 psi||580 lbs||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.|
|California Redwood||10,000 psi||480 lbs||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.|
|Douglas Fir||12,400 psi||670 lbs||A light reddish-brown, generally straight grained wood.||Not naturally resistant to decay. Should be painted or stained to prevent decay.|
|Pressure Treated Pine||14,500 psi||690 lbs||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.|
|Philippine Mahogany||12,000 psi||760 lbs||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.|
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