Project Name: New York City Ipe Wood Benches
Manufactured By: Caribbean Teak & Lumber Supply, LLC
Project Date: October 15, 2016
Wood Type: 8/4 S4S Ipe Wood
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Project Time: 4 days – Start to Finish (Material Prep Only)
Accessories: – None
Description: We were contacted by a millwork company in the Bronx, New York around the time of Hurricane Matthew in late 2016. This company had been assigned a project to manufacture and install 56 park benches in the Financial District of New York City. The millwork company initially elected to use Teak Wood. We quoted the job and it was well above the projects budget. We then recommended using Ipe Wood. A sample was Fed-Exed to the customer and a formal quote was presented by us at Caribbean Teak. Our offer was accepted and we immediately went to work preparing this material. Five days later, 8700 lineal feet of Ipe Wood had been pulled from our inventory, sanded and pre-finished, and ready to ship. As always, we inspected each individual piece of Ipe Wood for quality assurance before heat shrinking and loading on to a flatbed truck.
This truckload of Ipe Wood left our yard on a Wednesday afternoon. The driver advised that he drove through some pretty badly damaged areas along the way to the customer. Hurricane Matthew had devastated many parts of the East Coast. Once the truck arrived in New York, the Ipe Wood was unloaded. Each bundle was re-inspected to ensure nothing was damaged in transit.
Three months after delivering the Ipe Wood, the customer emailed us photos of the finished project. It was a true honor to be part of such remarkable craftsmanship. Take a look for yourself.
If you are interested in doing a similar Ipe Wood Bench project, GIVE US A CALL! We are more than happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. We offer all of our Domestic and Exotic Lumber products at wholesale prices.