Ipe
Garapa
Cambara
Cumaru
Western Red Cedar
Green Heart
Redwood
Maranti “Philippine Mahogany”
Composite Decking
CCA-Treated Pine
Type Hardwood Hardwood Hardwood Hardwood Softwood Hardwood Softwood Hardwood Plastic Wood Softwood
Maintenance Low Low Medium Low Medium Low Medium Medium Low High
Decay Resistance High Medium High Medium High Medium High Medium Medium Varies Varies
Termite Resistance High Medium Low High Low High Low Low Varies Varies
Strength High Medium-High Medium High Medium-Low High Medium-Low Medium Low Medium
Movement in Service Low Low Medium Medium-Low Medium Medium Medium Medium High High
Fire Rating Class High High Medium High Low High/Medium Low Low Low Varies
Weight per cu. ft. 69lbs. 54lbs. 37lbs. 67lbs. 30lbs. 68lbs. 30lbs. 32 – 42lbs. 60 – 64lbs. 35lbs.
Bending Strength (in psi) 25,400 12,900 12,687 22,400 6,800 24,900 7,900 9,500 – 11,400 1,423 – 4,500 9,900 – 14,500
E-modulus 3,140,000 1,834,780 1,561,000 3,010,000 930,000 3,250,000 1,000,000 1,230,000 – 1,612,000 175,000 – 480,000 1,170,000 – 1,510,000
Shear Strength 2,060 1,475 1,138 2,395 900 2,620 940 970 – 1,450 561 – 1,010 1,370
Hardness 3,680 1,631 867 3,340 580 2.350 480 460 – 802 940 – 1,390 690