Know the Best Wood for Outdoor Kitchens
To All Our Valued Customers, Over the past few years, the Covid 19 Pandemic has forced us to adapt and change the way we do things on a day-to-day basis. Florida Lumber is no exception. To make sure that we remain strong and competitive in the market for the years to come, Florida Lumber has had to adjust and change our vision for the future. In the last 2 years, we have stopped selling Sheetrock and drywall products, roofing felt and roofing materials, and have even closed on Saturdays.
Over the last few months, we have been transitioning our way out of the door supply business so on August 31, 2022, our door shop will stop assembling doors. We will continue liquidating our doors from inventory until we are out of material.
Some customers have asked if we are closing or even moving locations. To set the story straight, we are not closing or selling the business and we are not moving. These changes are all part of our new vision and path to continue serving South Florida and increasing our footprint in the construction supply industry.
Our focus is going to be on Lumber, Construction Materials, Rebar Fabrication and Rebar Accessories. As we have liquidated some of the items that we don’t sell anymore we have created more space to buy a larger volume of our core items and pass on the savings to our customers.
In the next year you will start seeing changes that will help improve our ability to serve you, our customers. We appreciate your business and your patience as Florida Lumber’s new vision becomes reality.
A Todos Nuestros Valiosos Clientes En los ultimos anos, la pandemia de el Virus (Covid 19) nos ha forzado a adaptarnos y cambiar la forma de hacer cosas en el dia a dia. Florida Lumber no ha sido una excepcion.
Para asegurarnos de mantenernos fuertes y competitivos en el mercado en los anos venideros, Florida Lumber ha tenido que ajustar y cambiar nuestra vision para el futuro. En los dos ultimos anos hemos dejado de vender los productos de yeso (sheetrock), paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados. En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas. Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad. La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construccion.
paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados.
En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas.
Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad.
La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construcción.
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Having an outdoor kitchen is a classy investment. It is important to ensure all top-class materials get the best kitchen benefits. Know that the kitchen will be outside the home and will need protection. Hundreds of dollars go into making the kitchen aesthetically appealing.
Wood holds an important role here as it strengthens the outdoor kitchen as well as makes it durable. There are lots of outdoor woods available in the market. However, which one will be best to satisfy your kitchen requirements?
Woods, you need to avoid for an outdoor kitchen
The outside kitchen requires extra protection. Generally, the inside kitchen faces the majority of problems such as unwanted scratches, wear/tear, and liquid spill/plash. When it comes to the outside kitchen, these issues automatically become double.
Many homeowners prefer to use wooded kitchen settings to improve the overall appearance of the home. Lots of wood types are available in the market but experts suggest avoiding softwoods such as cedar, pine, and redwood. Generally, all these softwoods are susceptible to rot. These are not durable at all. Apart from this, this kind of wood brings insects and can catch fire easily. So, you can understand that how much risk it will be if you install the kitchen setting of softwood. Softwood also requires yearly maintenance and added waterproofing sealing. Because of this, consider scrapping and sanding the wood and reapplying the sealer on a regular basis (once in a year). Water can easily get into softwood texture and it leads to faster rot and decay.
Generally, to make the structure strong with softwood, you have to additionally build a concrete slab foundation. Concrete wicks moisture and also causes damage to the softwood to fasten. For all these reasons, expert professionals suggest avoiding these softwoods for an outdoor kitchen.
Best woods for outdoor kitchens
There are some species that experts suggest using for outdoor kitchens. Those are proven to perform well in outdoor environments. Cumaru, Tigerwood, Ipe, and Massaranduba woods are popular for their versatility. All these amazing woods come from South America. They can last up to 75 years or more with minimum maintenance. Many homeowners prefer Ipe wood deck boards and decking in order to make the outdoor kitchen setting stronger and appealing. It is considered as one of the most durable and long-lasting decking wood type. It is not only durable but also cost-effective. Experts say that it is comparatively more durable than teak.
Apart from these, Ipe wood is naturally resistant to mold, mildew, rot, and decay. Wood-boring insects cannot chew through the wood and ruin the kitchen. It does not easily catch fire and splinter like softwoods. It even lasts more than 75 years in a commercial setting.
Cumaru is another popular and durable wood recommended by expert professionals. It is also known as Brazilian teak. Cumaru is a wood very similar to Ipe. It has a more attractive color variation that ranges from reddish-brown to golden brown. The chocolate brown color does not fade easily. It not only comes with a wide color variation but also comes with a long life span. It is typically 30% cheaper than similar options. It does not easily catch fire and let insects chew through it. It is a very good wood option when it comes to building an outdoor kitchen on a budget.
It is the third most popular option according to the professionals. It is an ideal exterior hardwood option for an outdoor kitchen. Tigerwood is not as amazing as Cumaru or Ipe but it is a very dense and durable hard outdoor wood option today. In fact, experts’ say that Tigerwood is comparatively more double than Teak.
When building an outdoor kitchen, it is important to consider other facts such as a right carpenter or a construction company, setting a budget, and knowledge about the materials. When it comes to choosing the right wood, research about the available wood types, compare the price, durability, the appeal is necessary. After that, you should make a decision. You can consult with a professional wood supplying company, visit their yard, or ask other homeowners to assist you.