I went to a local lumber yard today to see about getting Cypress.. No one around here in Virginia has Cypress. One place I went to had some cypress but they said it is not the same quality that used to come out of Florida and Louisiana.. most likely it comes from North Carolina.
They did show me this wood called Camaru. A lot of people use it for high-end decks. One website described it as "Camaru is about five times harder than pine, cedar or redwood and is generally considered one of the most durable of deck hardwoods. Cumaru wood is incredibly fire resistant, having a Class A rating (the same as steel and concrete). With the steel, concrete, and Camaru construction of Ikal Living, fire safety was a big design goal.
So my question is this.. has anyone built one out of this wood?
I can build a large table for about $150-$200 with this wood.