Art and Landscape With Mahogany Decking
Onwards from the beginning of civilization, humankind has expressed construction as a form of living art.
When entertainment is needed, beautiful stadiums and coliseums are erected. As cities begin to reach peak density, parks are designed and carved out. Many large buildings begin to serve as mediums of modern art, just as cathedrals and tombs did in the past. Living art structures allow humans to experience art as a both a mental framework and sensual experience.
Our homes of course too reflect our appreciation for living art, as we make our unique marks upon the landscape. Many home designers have been looking for ways to engage audiences on a new level of grandiose within the modern respect for environmental sustainability. For a touch of class and a nod to ever-growing realization of a need to be resource conscious, many designers have been looking for a product that is both green and gorgeous.
Deck designers are now choosing mahogany decking for its obvious allure coupled with its not-so-obvious sustainability framework. When you see the quality, wood-workability, and beauty of this hardwood, you will understand why high-end homes are incorporating a mahogany decking into their landscaping. The designer and owner of the home pictured in this article are extremely impressed with the results – and as a matter of fact so are we.
The possibilities presented by a green hardwood decking material will allow the living art forms of decks to be rediscovered once again. Swietenia Macrophylla comeback –not just as a species teetering on the edge, but as a sustainable option for deck builders- is truly remarkable, and its timing couldn’t be better. Today’s society has embraced environmental awareness as being related to social awareness. As social creatures, entertaining friends and guests outdoors –weather permitting- is something that has become a ritual throughout recorded history, and will likely always be. As a species, we are learning to balance self-respect with respect for the earth.
Every designer and builder who works with a durable and sustainable wood like mahogany has a special appreciation for both the physical attributes and the intangible intrinsic value of this unique hardwood. Adding a deck made out of a wood like this can make any exterior exceptional. Homeowners will always look forward to hosting family gatherings, special occasions, and parties. When most people think of an outdoor gathering, an inviting deck is never far from their minds.
The look of a deck like this is worth many thousands of words. Seeing a mahogany decking for the first time leaves many persons speechless. It can be stained to any shade and colour or left to silver naturally over time. This versatility allows every homeowner to get the finished look they want; but Genuine Mahogany’s distinguished grain will remain recognizable for its entire lifetime. It is also novel to many persons that such a gorgeous hardwood comes from sustainably managed plantations forests on the island of Fiji, located in the Pacific Ocean.
Due to its proximity to Fiji, New Zealanders have been saving on the costs to build a mahogany decking versus those who must ship across an ocean and/or a continent, but companies like Green World Lumber are blazing a trail to North American markets by working with Fijian companies to minimize shipping costs while controlling quality. As the sun sets over the first Fijian genuine mahogany decks built in Ontario, Canada this summer, homeowners in one of the world’s hottest property markets are starting to realize the value added by adding works of living art to their home.
The deck seen in these photos clearly distinguished the house – adding to its character while itself being a functional landmark of the modern sustainability represented by the entire structure. The designer and homeowner knew the unspoken power of this unique hardwood. No compromise needs to be made by any part of the system – the wood is sustainably harvested while being held to utmost quality standards. They surely also knew about the longevity, hardiness, and weather resistance of this hardwood decking material. Genuine Mahogany makes a great decking choice for every project. This is one example of how humans continue to contribute forms of living art to the landscape. Let’s make your dreams come true!