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The rich brown color of the wood deck compliments the rattan outdoor furniture in this seating area made from Ipe hardwood deck boards

Wood Decking & Trex

Redwood, Ipe, Bamboo, Batu & Trex composite decking

We’ve got everything you need to build the deck of your dreams from the ground up. Whether you are planning to build your deck with traditional Redwood decking or fused Bamboo, or your mind is set on Ipe or Batu hardwood deck boards, our selection is all top quality.

If you are looking for an eco-friendly alternative to wood, we carry Trex Transcend and Trex Select as our low-maintenance, high-performance composite decking.

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  • Redwood decking
  • Ipe deck boards
  • Fused Bamboo Deck Boards
  • Batu decking
  • Trex Decking
  • Trex Transcend Lineage
  • Trex Transcend Tropicals
  • Trex Select Earth Tones
All heart Redwood decking shown in a range of sizes and grades from 2x4 through 2x6

Redwood Decking

Redwood is our softwood of choice for building a deck where durability, dimensional stability and natural resistance to insects and decay cannot be compromised.

Harvested from sustainably-managed forestland along Northern California’s coast and milled close to the source. Our Redwood decking is all heart and tends to be a better grade than what’s available at any home improvement center.

Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

Redwood multi-level deck with bench style seating and connecting staircase made from Redwood

Redwood is resistant to fire and insect attack. No other natural or alternative building material comes close to the rich, authentic beauty inherently found in Redwood.

Redwood Decking
Type Size Length
Construction Heart 2x4, 2x6 8' to 20'
Select Heart 2x8, 2x12 8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
Heart B Decking 2x4, 2x6, 4x4 8' to 20'
Heart B 2x2 3', 4', 6', 8'

Additional grades/sizes available via Special Order.
Redwood is sustainably harvested.

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Wooden Decks

Redwood is still the builder’s choice for building a great looking, long-lasting deck. Strong and durable, Redwood weathers naturally requiring minimal maintenance and is easy to work with using common woodworking tools. And because wood does not absorb heat, Redwood tends to stay cooler under bare feet. Wood is a sustainable material throughout its lifecycle with minimal total impact as it eventually decomposes just like a tree would in nature.

Assortment of 1x6 Ipe deck boards shows the straight grain and rich warm brown color with hints of red and amber

Ipe Deck Boards

Ipe (pronounced E-pay) is a premium hardwood decking material with legendary resilience and extraordinary natural beauty. Deck boards hold up well under traffic and heavy use and require little maintenance, making it a good choice for residential or commercial applications.

Also known as Brazilian Walnut, Ipe is very dense and is resistant to fungal decay, wet conditions and insect attack. The tight grain can be wavy or straight and Ipe’s rich brown color contains hues of red and amber.

Class A Fire Rating — Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

Ipe hardwood decking is used in this outdoor patio

Ipe will gradually age to a silver gray if left alone, to maintain it’s natural color use a high-quality penetrating oil like Messmer’s with UV inhibitors.

Ipe Deck Boards
Size Length
1x6 and 5/4x6 8' to 20' random lengths

Prefinished or grooved available via Special Order.

Ipe Decking Installation Guidelines
3 pages / 489KB PDF

Gapping Guidelines for IPE & Wood Deck Boards
1 page / 212KB PDF

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Simpson Strong-Tie

We are an Authorized Stocking Dealer for Simpson Strong-Tie Connections and carry a complete range of Simpson Strong-Tie products geared for the building professional. As a dealer we can order Simpson Strong Wall shearwalls and Strong Frame moment frames. Our contractor sales team is here to help answer any of your questions.

Backyard deck built from dassoXTR Fused Bamboo deck boards

Fused Bamboo Deck Boards

DassoXTR Fused Bamboo Deck boards are the ultimate choice for exterior decking. Bamboo deck boards have been thermally modified to create a denser, more consistent grain structure that distributes weight evenly.

Planks are dimensionally stable and will not warp or buckle, contain zero VOC and are resistant to decay and insect attack.

Class A Fire Rating — Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

dassoXTR Fused Bamboo deck board sample showing tongue and groove

The T&G deck planks are precision end matched to attach seamlessly together and install up to 30% faster.

Fused Bamboo Deck Boards
Type Size Length
G2-Deck Plank 1x6 6' length, Reversible
G1-Starter/End Plank 1x6 6' length, Reversible

Pre-oiled Classic Espresso, Epic Cognac.
G1-Starter/End Plank is also used for stair treads and riser.

dassoXTR Fused Bamboo Decking Installation Guidelines
3 pages / 2.7MB PDF

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Consider when building a deck in the Oakland / Berkeley / El Cerrito and Kensington Hills or in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (VHFHSZ) your wood deck options. Ipe, Bamboo and Batu deck boards have a Class A fire rating and are CAL FIRE approved for compliance with state and local building codes related to fire resistance and flame spread.

An assortment of Batu hardwood deck boards showing grain and color variations

Batu Decking

Closely resembling the classic look of Mahogany, Batu is the best high-performance material to withstand the test of time and an excellent choice for building a great looking deck that will add long-term value to your home..

Batu deck boards are sustainably harvested and carefully graded to achieve a visually appealing surface with uniform color consistency that ranges from medium red to a deep reddish brown with tinges of purple.

Class A Fire Rating — Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

Large outdoor patio area includes a stone fire place and wood deck made from Batu hardwood deck boards

A deck made from Batu is very low-maintenance with lasting beauty and superior strength that’s naturally resistant to decay, mold and insect attack.

Batu Decking
Size Length
1x6 Random lengths

Available next day via Special Order.
5/4x6 and components available via Special Order.
Also known as Red Balau hardwood.

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I’ve been here twice now, and both times the staff here were extremely courteous and helpful. I went in armed with only a rudimentary drawing of the deck I was planning and they took the time to help me figure out exactly what I needed.   ★★★★★   Yelp

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Composite Decks

Traditionally deck planks were wood, especially Redwood, but with the advent of green building came the manufacture of composite decking materials. These low-maintenance alternatives to wood come in a wide range of colors, textures and grain patterns that require no painting or staining. Trex is the market leader in eco-friendly composite decking and our choice for a low-maintenance, high-performance alternative to wood.

With a view of the Bay, this outdoor living space includes a pergola covered Trex deck and plenty of seating areas Trex logo

Trex® will never lose its color or performance in sun, rain or snow. The protective shell features a distinctive, wood-grain pattern with unrivaled fade, stain, scratch and mold resistance for years of use and hassle-free maintenance.

Trex Transcend logo Trex Transcend Lineage composite decking in Biscayne and Rainier

Biscayne, Rainier

Trex Transcend Lineage

Lineage is the next generation of Trex featuring a subtle grain pattern and upscale color palette. Deck boards use heat-migrating technology for the coolest composite deck yet. The high performance shell protects against fading, stains and scratches and the boards are resistant to mold. Backed by Trex 50-Year Limited Residential Warranty.

Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

2023 Green Builder Sustainable Product of the Year
This outdoor deck features Trex Lineage composite decking ion Rainier
Trex Transcend Lineage
Size Length
1x6 Grooved Edge Board 12', 16', 20'

Biscayne, Rainier
Additional colors and square edge boards are available via Special Order.

Trex Lineage grooved edge deck board sample in Biscayne

Grooved edge deck boards install with hidden fasteners beneath the deck surface, leaving a surface free of screw holes.

Trex Transcend Premium Tropicals composite decking in Havana Gold, Island Mist, Tiki Torch and Spiced Rum

Havana Gold, Island Mist, Tiki Torch, Spiced Rum

Trex Transcend Tropicals

Tropical-inspired, these deck boards are the perfect combination of exotic good looks and low-maintenance. Transcend Tropicals is the best of Trex and designed using multiple layers of lasting color and features a natural looking wood grain. Backed by Trex 50-Year Limited Residential Warranty.

Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

Trex walkway opens to a Trex deck surrounded by a low stone wall to separate from the surrounding garden
Trex Transcend Tropicals
Size Length
1x6 Grooved Edge Board 12', 16', 20'

Havana Gold, Island Mist, Tiki Torch, Spiced Rum
Additional Tropicals, including Earth Tones and square edge boards are available via Special Order.

Trex Transcend grooved edge deck board sample in Tiki Torch
Trex Select logo Trex Select Earth Tones composite decking in Saddle, Pebble and Madeira

Saddle, Pebble Grey

Trex Select Earth Tones

Adding an outdoor living space is now more affordable with Trex Select. The high-performance shell stands up to weather and resists stains and mold better than traditional composites. Backed by Trex 35-Year Limited Residential Warranty.

Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

Modern style home with outdoor patio features built-in gas barbeque, outdoor seating and Trex Select decking in Pebble Grey
Trex Select Earth Tones
Size Length
1x6 Grooved Edge Board 12', 16', 20'

Saddle, Pebble Grey
Additional colors, square edge boards and 2x6 are available via Special Order.

Trex Select grooved edge deck board sample in Pebble Grey

Trex is manufactured using an eco-friendly process from an innovative blend of 95% recycled wood and plastic film. The average 500-square foot composite Trex deck contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags.

Trex Hidden Fastening System

Trex Hidden Fastening

Trex Hidden Fastening System features a stainless steel deck screw already set in the fastener for increased durability and easier installation when installing grooved edge deck boards.

Trex Lighting System illuminate stairs and Trex Railing System

Stairway and railing safely illuminated by LED step lights and LED post lights.

Trex Railing & Lighting

Railing and lighting systems are available to complete your Trex deck, add safety and enhance your outdoor living space.

Railings are easy to create and available in a range of complimentary colors, finishes and style options, including aluminum ADA-compliant handrails.

You can also illuminate your stairways with LED step lights and highlight the perimeter of your deck with LED post lighting.

Available via Special Order.

Trex roof deck in downtown Berkeley is installed with hidden fasteners for a smooth fit

Six stories up. This large Trex roof deck is a good fit for any project where maximum exposure to weather, all day sun, heavy traffic and minimal maintenance are primary concerns when choosing decking.

Trex Installation Tips

Grooved edge boards install with hidden fasteners attached to the joists for a deck surface with no visible screw heads and consistent spacing between the boards.

Diablo’s TrexBlade is the only saw blade recommended by Trex for cutting composite decking materials. The Hi-Density carbide blade delivers maximum performance while providing cleaner cuts with no swirl marks, less “gumming” of blade teeth and longer cutting life.

Early logging photo with some very large logs
Let’s say the man holding up the log is six foot tall with his hat on and the tree he’s leaning on is roughly two and a half of him or fifteen feet in diameter.
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Lumber & Wood Catalog

Our Lumber & Wood Catalog is a handy, downloadable PDF that’s an easy reference guide to the type of Lumber and Wood we inventory, including the sizes and grades. We also list the common Building Materials we stock, the Window & Door Brands we carry and the Contractor Services we offer.

Lumber & Wood Catalog PDF
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Lumber & Wood Catalog

8 pages / 3.3MB PDF

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