Weather has little or no effect upon the structural integrity of IPE wood.
This species is not affected by high moisture and offers the highest
decay resistance rating available. It naturally resists rot, insects,
mold and dry wood termites. IPE is resistant to splintering and checking,
and is an incredibly strong & dense wood that has good dimensional
stability – it doesn’t move much at all. In daily use it
provides very high-wear durability. IPE is frequently used for decks
as well as heavy-duty and durable construction.
A fine tropical wood that is attractive, hard and dense. Used primarily
as a contrasting wood due to its striking color, Purple Heart offers
good weather resistance, is rated as highly resistant to attack by
decay, and is very resistant to dry-wood termites. It is a strong & heavy
wood which will keep its color only if it is sealed. As the wood is
photosensitive, it’s best to protect it from ultraviolet rays
by adding a UV inhibitor to the finish. Purple Heart is most often
used in cabinetry, fine furniture, boat building, heavy construction,
outdoor furniture and garden pieces.
With its high oil and rubber content, this wood is a natural water repellent
that is virtually immune to rotting. Teak is known for its resistance
against natural conditions and is impervious to the effects of snow,
ice, rain, sun, heat, cold and humidity. It features excellent dimensional
stability, withstands weather better than any other wood species and
resists the attack of insects and termites. Because of its durability
and strength, Teak is used throughout the world in construction of
indoor or outdoor furniture, decks, flooring, decorative objects including
those in a garden, and boat decks.
A combination of excellent dimensional stability and rot-resistant properties
makes Mahogany good to use in outdoor applications. It is strong and
dense, water-resistant, and is moderately resistant to dry-wood termites.
Honduran Mahogany offers good weather resistance and is durable in
resistance to decay fungi. As a decorative wood, it offers a contrasting
look and is frequently used in fine furniture, cabinets, interior woodwork,
boat construction, paneling, outdoor furniture and garden objects.
Impervious to liquid, this species is tolerant of both dry and moist
environments. White Oak is a hard and heavy wood that offers great
wear-resistance and good decay resistance. It is very long-lasting
and heavier than red oak. White oak is ideal for use in furniture,
flooring, pallets/boxes/crates, agricultural implements, doors, molding,
paneling and fenceposts. It is also used in arts and crafts furniture
as a contrast to dark woods.
A long-lasting and durable wood, Black Locust is also the hardest commercial
species in the United States. It is very resistant to rot and shock,
offers high decay resistance and is more resistant tomoisture than
white oak. A very heavy and hard species, Black Locust features moderately
low shrinkage & swelling and great structural strength. It is frequently
used in rough construction and for fence posts, crating, boat building,
floors and garden furniture. Black Locust also features an interesting
Packaging of Exterior or Interior Dowels
Miller Dowels are available in two sizes – 1X and 2X – and
they are also available in a variety of package sizes.