International Wood International Wood 2005 - Page 48

Your Import Solution Company PENROD currently stocks more than 300 varieties of imported components at multiple port locations in the U.S. PENROD will mix and match each truck to fit your needs in thicknesses ranging from 1/36 to 1 3/16 and sizes from 3 ft. to 12 ft. VENEER AND CORESTOCK LUMBER CORE PLATFORMS VENEER CORE PLATFORMS IMPORTED HARDWOOD PLYWOOD RUSSIAN BIRCH PLYWOOD ROTARY BIRCH VENEER FIRE TREATED PLATFORMS AND PLYWOOD ROTARY & SLICED FACES UNIPLY FANCY PLYWOOD THIN MDF All products offered in Full Truckload and Less Than Full Truckload Quantities Virginia Beach, Corporate Headquarters (757) 498-0186 • Fax: (757) 498-1075 www.thepenrodcompany.com “Architects have started to specify ipé quite a bit in the last year or two. They like it because it looks like mahogany when it’s installed, rich and dark, and lasts at least 40 years even in the sun. That’s important around here, because the UV rays are pretty extreme. If we can get 25 or 30 years out of deck lumber, that’s a fantastic product for us. “We don’t finish any of our decks; our company just leaves any staining to the painting company on site. I’ve built a small deck of ipé in my front yard and finished it with a clear coat, and it really looks great. I wouldn’t put any kind of color on this product because its natural color is so beautiful.” IW “Architects have started to specify ipé quite a bit in the last year or two. They like it because it looks like mahogany when it’s installed, rich and dark, and lasts at least 40 years even in the sun.” DON SUBLETT 48 IMPORTED WOOD