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If you have a toddler, you know they want to touch EVERYTHING. Curiosity is a strong motivator at this age and what better way to encourage this safely than with their very own, custom-made ‘Busy Board’! The great thing about this DIY project is you get to pick and choose what you put on this […]

Recent Trade issues with the US have many of us looking to buy and support local as much as possible. The term ‘Made in Canada’ is important to Canadian consumers and you can rest assured that when you shop with us, you are supporting many local Canadian suppliers and manufacturers, not to mention a local […]

Visit our Booth at the 2018 Home Expo when BC’s Premier Home & Garden event comes to Coquitlam in April! See the newest and best of everything for your home, garden, and outdoor living needs, all at one great location over three BIG action-packed days! Meet with our staff to discuss your home and yard improvement needs. […]

As with many other building materials, when you work with Pressure Treated Lumber, standard length fence boards, deck planks, posts or timbers often need precision trimming before they can be fastened* in place. However, unlike rot-resistant Cedar or dense and durable Hardwoods like Ipe (which require end sealing for different reasons – more on that here), […]

Whether you believe climate change is real or not, our planet is warming up and 2017 saw a record number of wildfires ravage the West Coast of North America. The effects on humans, wildlife and fauna were of course far more serious than our need to build beautiful new decks, but as many communities continue to […]

Successfully installing Ipe Hardwood Decking requires no little knowledge about how to handle this exotic lumber. Ipe is extremely dense and notoriously hard on tools, as well as difficult to glue and stain. However, our Iron Woods Ipe hardwood decking products are incredibly durable and have their own beautiful, unique appearance and time-tested performance. Characteristics […]