We had our 13 year old ipe deck removed for a new ADA deck. There are twenty four boards, 8 feet long, 1x4 decking. Placed at the bottom of our driveway. Our deck was exposed (not under an awning). The wood appears decent enough for raised beds, to make garden furniture - perhaps for another deck (?) - although I am not a builder. You be the judge. We are on the south side of Campaign.