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Mixing Tigerwood and other hardwoods for railing

Posted by jdspates (My Page) on
Wed, May 19, 10 at 21:06

I have started building a tigerwood deck. All of the decking is down as well as the stair risers. We are to the railing. I ordered tigerwood 2 x 6 for the handrail and 2 x 4 tigerwood for top and bottom rail with dekorator ballusters. We were also going to go with 4x4 tigerwood posts but these have proven to be difficult to get. They have been on backorder for 30 days or so and it will be at least 3 more weeks if not longer. I can switch out the tigerwood 4 x 4 for Ipe or cumaru but the remainder of the rail will be made of tigerwood because I have already received those pieces. Does anyone have any opinions on which one would look better with the tigerwood. Thanks in advance for your help,


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tigerwood without streak

I have ordered Tigerwood and received a very poor grade of Tigerwood with no streak. It looks terrible next to REAL Tigerwood. The company states all they guarantee is, that it is Tigerwood and only 40% of each container has 'streak' and that I must pay an additional premium for Tigerwood with 'streak' plus pay the shipping to return the crappy Tigerwood. I consider this a scam and misrepresentation....a bait and switch tactic. To Jesse I say AVOID the Tigerwood and do the large handrail in Ipe'. To those looking for Tigerwood, you are in for a rough ride! If you find a supplier that is honest please let us/me know.

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