Species

Nationwide Delivery

We reach across the country, all the way to the East Coast, West Coast, North and the South with a network of Common Carriers and trucks.

IPE Decking

Wood Decking Products

Bear Creek Lumber can offer a wide range of decking products in both softwoods and hardwoods.  Our most common decking species that we do sell are going to be Western Red CedarAlaskan Yellow CedarPort Orford CedarRedwood & Ipe.  Each of these woods work great for exterior applications in various climates and architectural designs.  Other species that we do offer include Incense Cedar, Teak, Jatoba & Cumaru.

The most common decking sizes are going to be nominally sized 5/4×4, 5/4×6, 2×4 and 2×6.  We can provide wider or thinner decking planks as well upon request.  The most common pattern for decking is going to be material that is Surfaced Four Sides (S4S) and has radius edges. 

Softwood Decking Products

Our softwood decking products are available in both clear and knotty grades. 

Whether you need clear or knotty fiber is often a personal preference on the look you are going for comparative to the budget you have set out for the deck project.  As a general ballpark factor, you can expect clear material is going to be roughly twice the cost of knotty material. 

Western Red Cedar Decking

This wood contains a natural preservative oil which renders its heartwood resistive to decay and gives it durability without artificial preservative treatment

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Decking

This decking material stands up to constant wear and load impacts without forming ridges or splitting. It does not splinter, so it is also used on stadium seating.

Port Orford Cedar Decking

This species is exceptionally strong for a softwood. In tests for crushing strength, bending, shearing strength and side hardness, Port Orford outperformed all other cedars and Redwood. Specifically 45% stronger than Redwood or Western Red Cedar in impact bending and 30% stronger in crushing strength.

Redwood Decking

This species is exceptionally strong for a softwood. In tests for crushing strength, bending, shearing strength and side hardness, Port Orford outperformed all other cedars and Redwood. Specifically 45% stronger than Redwood or Western Red Cedar in impact bending and 30% stronger in crushing strength.

Decking materials can come both green and kiln dried.  If you plan to stain your materials prior to installation you will want to ordered kiln dried material or order it soon enough that you can have some time for drying at your jobsite prior to installation. 

Hardwood Decking Products

Hardwoods are generally only available in clear grades.  

Ipe Decking

Premium carbide tipped saw blades and high quality drills are recommended for smooth cuts due to the hardness of Ipe. Pre-drill a pilot hole and countersink when using screws as fasteners. End sealing: ends should be sealed immediately after cutting using a clear aqueous wax end sealer to reduce checking.

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