Deckocalypse 2011 – Day 7: Ipe delivery

After we selected all of the Ipe, we needed a way to get it to the house. Fortunately, Ashby Lumber was able to deliver, despite the fact that we bought the wood at their Concord facility. They delivered it the next day on a big flatbed truck. The question then became, where do we put it and how do we unload it? The truck driver had an easy answer for the latter: just drop it off the truck. Skeptical, I wanted some assurance from him that this wouldn’t damage the wood on which I had spent a sizable chunk of money. He assured me that he was the pro and had done this many times, so we went ahead and let him drop the lumber into our shared car courtyard:

Day 7: Ipe delivery

Day 7: Ipe dropped from truck

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Once the Ipe was off the truck, we carried it out of the courtyard and stacked it by size in the area outside our front door. All in all, we had seven different sizes of boards (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20-foot lengths). Next up, boards for the deck start getting laid…

Day 7: Ipe delivered and stacked by length (7 sizes)

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