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East Teak Offers New Decking Hardwoods

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Feb 03, 2005

East Teak is bringing an ever expanding selection of exotic South American hardwoods to its customers. For residential and commercial decking we offer five new species: Ipe, Itauba, Cumaru, Tiger Wood and Massaranduba. All woods are S4S/E4E.

IPE (Tabebuia) KD

Also known as "Brazilian Walnut", Ipe can vary widely in color and grain. It has olive-brown to blackish coloring.

ITAUBA (Mezilaurus Itauba) AD

1" x 5-1/2" x 8' - 18'

Itauba is an extremely durable, yellow-brown specie popular in Europe for decking. Similar in appearance to Indonesian Balau. Can also be reddish in color.


Often called "Brazilian Redwood", Massaranduba is known for its straight grain, moderate luster, fine texture and heavy density. It is very resistant to rot and insect infestation.

CUMARU (Dipteryx Odorata) KD

A dense, attractive Brazilian hardwood with characteristics of teak.

1" x 5-1/2" x 8' - 18'
3/4" x 5-1/2" x 8' - 18'

TIGER WOOD (Lecointei Astronium) KD

Light golden-brown to reddish coloring with brownish-black streaks. This wood's bold striping and hardness make it one of the most exotic of all South American hardwoods. Tiger Wood darkens gradually over time, accentuating its distinctive grain.