Using locally sourced and natural materials is one of Hornbeam’s trademarks. However it’s particularly challenging to find local rot-resistant material for decks and other structures exposed to the elements. There are many material options in the form of composite decking (which is mostly plastic) or cedar from the Rocky Mountains but for those who prefer natural materials with a smaller environmental footprint local white oak is a sound choice. Hornbeam is pioneering techniques that uses this naturally rot-resistant material for decks, pergolas, boardwalks and other outdoor applications. If installed correctly white oak requires zero maintenance. After a couple years white oak achieves a beautiful pewter patina that makes it look like its been a part of the landscape for decades.