IPE Myths

Scott Burt discusses the various myths that confound IPE owners.

Does Exotic Deck Wood Ever Rot?

Written by on July 14, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Does Exotic Deck Wood Ever Rot?

A Cautionary Tale of Rot and Restoration One of the biggest myths about exotic deck woods is that they never rot. It’s not something we see every day, but it does happen. All wood is capable of rotting. That’s what keeps it interesting. A handful of contributing factors have to converge for exotic deck wood […]

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IPE Myth: It Just Doesn’t Accept Oil

Written by on June 28, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
IPE Myth: It Just Doesn’t Accept Oil

I was doing some reading the other day on one of the social media sites, I think it was Pinterest. There, I came across a discussion about IPE, wherein the group was discussing the challenges of making oils work in IPE. One contributor concluded: “Oil just doesn’t penetrate IPE…” This is a classic IPE myth. […]

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