Cathy Carr, APLDTraditional Landscape, DC Metro

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
PHOTO and installation: Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Ipe decking and Premier composite railing.

Design ideas for a small traditional partial sun backyard garden path in DC Metro with decking for spring. —  Houzz
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mattede wrote:Aug 21, 2012
  • PRO

    Cathy Carr, APLD That's a beautiful porch and stairs! We're very happy when we see Ipe being used in great projects like yours.

  • PRO
    GreenHeart, LLC

    Yes, it's a gorgeous wood that will last forever, won't splinter, twist or warp, and is insect-resistant. If you don't mind the Ipe turning grey to look like teak, it's the gold standard. I love wood, but there finally is a terrific-looking and great-performing PVC product out now that I also like. It's called Zuri and is made by Royal Building Products. Less maintenance than Ipe, when you want to keep it looking that dark color, because you have to oil Ipe twice a year in a sunny spot. On a recent deck, I used Ipe handrails, which human hands love, with Zuri as the decking material. See the photos in one of my Project photo collections.

Angelina wrote:May 19, 2013
  • papita4u

    Hi Cathy, Did you use Sikkens or Penofin?

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    GreenHeart, LLC

    I prefer Penofin, now.

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will929 added this to DeckMay 15, 2018

color of decking and contrast agains white

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