Apitong Trailer Decking, Truck Lumber & Hardware

Genuine Apitong Keruing Trailer Decking & Truck Flooring: In Shiplap, S4S, Tongue & Groove, Rough Heavy Duty, Gate Kits,  & Fleming Stakes, Slats, Hardware

Rough S4S Decking

S4S Slat

Shiplap Decking Tongue & Groove Shiplap Decking 
Trailer Decking

Trailer Decking

Apitong Truck Body Slats and Stake Slats

Trailer Decking Apitong Tongue & Groove Trailer Decking 7/8 x 7" Trailer Decking
2 x 12 3 x 12 4 x 12 1-5/8 x 7-3/8  9 to 22 ft. Lengths 1 x 6 4 to 22 ft Lengths 1-5/16 x 7 8 to 22 + ft. Length 7/8 x 7" 8 to 22 + ft. Lengths 1-1/8 x 7" 8 to 22 + ft. Lengths

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If you're looking for the best Apitong Keruing Trailer Decking, Truck Flooring , Stakes , Truck Runners or  Hardware  made of Apitong, Bohnhoff Lumber offers the highest quality inventory on the West Coast.   We provide the most durable and only the highest quality trailer decking and trucking lumber and materials in Los Angeles for your trucks, trailers, flatbeds and more.  With over a century of intelligence and expertise in the trailer decking industry we are the premier yard for all your trailer, trucking and transportation lumber needs We have apitong lumber cut in various details and lengths  to fit any truck decking requirements. We also have a wide assortment of parts available such as gate locks, carriage bolts, torx drivers and drill bits for a successful install.  Aside from apitong we are able to provide Laminated Oak flooring for your trailer decking needs. 

Apitong Trailer Decking and Truck Lumber Products

Apitong lumber is widely regarded as an ideal truck decking lumber. Apitong trailer decking has been a go-to option for truckers for decades. Apitong is a high-density decking wood that doesn't absorb as much moisture as other types of lumber. It has a moderately coarse texture with straight or shallowly-interlocked grains, making the surface less slippery. The finest quality apitong for truck decking is durable and has excellent natural fungi and rot resistance. Aside from being a popular truck decking material, apitong is also widely used as flooring, veneer, pallet, plywood, and boardwalk material because of its durability, sustainability, and affordability.  At Bohnhoff Lumber Co, we carry a full selection of Apitong Trailer Decking truck body lumber, stakes and stake gate lumber and hardware. See our list below and please Contact Us if you have any specific questions.

Apitong Trailer Decking & Truck Flooring (listed by thickness)

 Apitong Stake Bed Slats/Runners, Gate Stakes, & Hardware

Apitong Keruing Trailer Decking

100,000's of Ft. of Apitong Keruing Trailer Decking In Stock

The Bohnhoff motto has always been, "We sell a good product at a good price." We stand by that motto. Our truck decking lumber is produced from the finest trees sourced from the most reputable sources.  We welcome you to stop by our lumber yard to select your own truck decking lumber and supplies. We take pride in being one of the last remaining lumber yards to allow customers to “hand select” their own lumber.   


The best supplier of Hardwood Trailer Decking, Trucking Lumber and Hardware:  Largest Inventory of Genuine Apitong Keruing Trailer Decking on the West Coast.

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The Ultimate Trailer Decking Solution 

Trailer Decking

Are you looking for a versatile trailer decking material? Look no further than keruing, also known as apitong. For decades, apitong has been a go-to material for truckers. Its popularity stems from its exceptional durability, reliability, and versatility, making it the ultimate choice for trailer decking solutions.

Unparalleled Durability: Apitong wood is renowned for its incredible durability, capable of withstanding the harshest weather conditions, heavy loads, and constant wear and tear. 

Resistant to the Elements: Whether you're hauling cargo across scorching deserts or through torrential rain, apitong wood maintains its integrity. 

Traction You Can Trust: Safety is paramount, and apitong wood provides excellent traction for both cargo and personnel with its non-slip surface.

Eco-Friendly Choice: Apitong wood is sustainably harvested, making it an eco-conscious choice for responsible trucking operations. 

Versatile and Cost-Efficient: Apitong wood offers versatility that's hard to match. 

Select Apitong Wood for Your Trailer Decking!

Experience the long-lasting benefits of apitong wood, a superior trailer decking material provided by Bohnhoff Lumber Co. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Apitong Trailer Decking:

What is a step-deck trailer?

A step deck trailer is another word for a drop deck trailer. A step-deck or low-profile trailer is a type of flatbed trailer commonly used in the transportation industry. It is designed to accommodate taller cargo that cannot be transported on a flatbed trailer due to height restrictions. The distinguishing feature of a step deck trailer is its unique deck structure. Unlike a traditional flatbed trailer with a single-level deck, a step deck trailer has two levels or "steps." The front section of the trailer is at a higher level, while the rear section is at a lower level. The transition between the two levels is typically achieved through steps or ramps. The step-deck trailer's design allows for more vertical clearance for taller cargo. The lower deck accommodates freight that exceeds the maximum height allowed on a standard flatbed trailer while maintaining stability and ensuring safe transportation. Step deck trailers are commonly used to haul loads, including heavy equipment, machinery, construction materials, oversized cargo, and other tall or bulky items. The lower deck also offers advantages when loading and unloading, as it sometimes reduces the need for additional equipment like cranes or ramps. Apitong decking is a great option for these types of decks, though other lumber choices, such as rough oak, may also be used. It's important to note that regulations and specifications for step deck trailers may vary by region, so it's crucial to adhere to local transportation laws and guidelines when utilizing them.  

How to attach deck boards to a trailer:

Attaching apitong deck boards to a trailer typically involves the following steps:
  1. Prepare the trailer: Ensure the trailer is clean and free from debris. Remove any existing decking or flooring if necessary.
  2. Measure and cut the boards: Measure the dimensions of the trailer bed and cut the deck boards to the appropriate length using a saw. Leave small gaps between the apitong boards to allow for expansion.
  3. Position the boards: Start at one end of the trailer and position the first deck board, aligning it with the edges of the trailer bed. Using a level to ensure the board is straight and even is crucial.
  4. Secure the boards: Drill pilot holes through the deck board and into the trailer frame or support structure. Use screws or bolts to secure the board to the trailer. Place fasteners at regular intervals along the length of each board, typically every 16 to 24 inches.
  5. Repeat the process: Continue placing and securing the remaining deck boards in the same manner until the entire trailer bed is covered.
  6. Trim and finish: Trim any excess length from the last deck board to fit the trailer bed. Sand down any rough edges or corners to create a smooth finish.
  7. Inspect and reinforce: Once all the deck boards are attached, inspect the installation for any loose boards or areas that require reinforcement. Make any necessary adjustments or additions to ensure a sturdy and secure deck.
Note: The specific method of attaching deck boards may vary slightly depending on the unique characteristics of a specific trailer and personal preference. We recommend referring to the guidelines provided by the manufacturer or seeking professional advice if you need more clarification about the best approach for your specific trailer.

Should I stain my trailer deck?

Staining an apitong trailer deck is unnecessary, but has several benefits depending on your preferences and specific needs. Here are some considerations regarding staining trailer decks:
  1. Protection: Staining the deck can help protect the wood from the elements, such as UV rays, moisture, and temperature fluctuations. Staining can create a barrier that prevents water penetration and reduces the risk of rot, warping, and decay. This can extend the lifespan of the trailer deck.
  2. Appearance: Staining can enhance the visual appeal of the trailer deck by adding color and depth to the wood. It can create a more polished and finished look, which may be desirable for aesthetic reasons or if you use the trailer for commercial purposes where presentation matters.
  3. Maintenance: Stained decks are generally easier to clean and maintain compared to bare wood. The stain can make the surface more resistant to stains, dirt, and grime, requiring less frequent cleaning. Additionally, reapplying the stain periodically can help rejuvenate the appearance and maintain its protective properties.
  4. Personalization: Staining offers an opportunity to customize the look of your trailer deck. You may choose from various colors to match your preference, the trailer's overall design, or your branding if you use the trailer for business purposes.
While staining can provide benefits, it's important to note that it requires proper preparation and application. Ensure the deck is clean, dry, and free from previous coatings before applying the stain. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and choose a stain formulated explicitly for outdoor wood applications. Ultimately, whether staining your trailer deck is necessary depends on your priorities, the type of wood used, and the conditions to which the trailer will be exposed. Regular maintenance and reapplication may be required to sustain the protective and aesthetic benefits if you decide to stain.

What screws should I use for trailer decking?

Torx screws, also known as star or six-point screws, have a six-pointed star-shaped recess on the screw head. This design differs from traditional screws with a single slot or cross-shaped recess (such as Phillips or slotted screws). The torx screw design offers several advantages over other screw types for apitong trailer decks:
  1. Increased torque transfer: The six-pointed star shape of the torx screw allows for better torque transfer, minimizing the risk of the screwdriver slipping or camming out during installation. This makes torx screws less prone to stripping or damaging the screw head when used for apitong truck decks.
  2. Enhanced stability and control: The torx design provides increased stability and control during fastening, reducing the likelihood of wobbling or misalignment, which is crucial for apitong truck decking applications.
  3. Improved torque distribution: Due to the multiple contact points between the screwdriver and the screw head, torx screws distribute the applied torque more evenly. This helps prevent localized stress concentration and potential damage to the fastener or the apitong trailer deck.

What size boards for trailer decks are available?

Ready-made apitong boards for trailer decks are available are the following:
  • 1-1/8” x 7” – Apitong Shiplap
  • 1-5/16” x 7” – Apitong ship lap
  • 7/8" x 7" – Apitong tongue & groove
  • 1” x 6” – Apitong slats S4S
  • Apitong (rough) 2”x6”, 2”x8”, 2”x12”, 3”x12”, 4”x12”
  • Apitong (S4S) 1-5/8” x 7-3/8”
If none of these choices are the perfect fit for your trailer's unique requirements, we offer milling and sawing services to help you get the perfect boards.