Re-cycled scaffolding boards make for unusual decking. The patina of the boards means that each deck is unique. Click on the images below for the full effect.
Hardwoods such as Balau and Ipe are much stronger and more hard wearing than softwoods. They do not need any any additional chemical treatment as softwoods do. That is why you see hardwoods used for outdoor furniture. With a liitle maintenance using treatment oils they retain their natural beauty for many years.