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Ipe wood is a terrific choice for a deck or dock in Texas.
Ipe is incredibly dense, which is partially due to the natural oil in the wood. That oil makes it rot-resistant, which means ipe will last two to three times longer than most other woods.
There are, however, a few caveats with ipe. It'll likely gray out and doesn't take stains well. Additionally, it's important to pre-drill ipe since it is so dense.
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