Caribbean Teak & Lumber Supply, L.L.C. now has Ipe Lumber for sale! Pronounced ee-pay and also known as Brazilian Walnut, Ipe is an attractive Exotic Wood from South America. Ipe Lumber is used for Ipe Wood Decking, Ipe Wood Decking Tiles, and Ipe Wood Interior Flooring. Ipe Wood is hard, strong, and naturally weather resistant. It is almost twice as dense as Burmese Teak Wood and about five times harder. Ipe Lumber has become a very popular and inexpensive alternative to Trinidad Teak Wood.
Ipe Wood is not easily worked. It can have a blunting effect on tools, blades, and knives. Pre-drilling for screws is highly recommended while using a nail gun for fastening is frowned upon. Ipe wood has a high resistance to rot, decay, and termite infestation.
Ipe Wood is usually dark brown in color, like Genuine Mahogany or Sapele. However, the heartwood of Ipe can range from olive brown, to amberish red, or even black. The density of Ipe Wood makes it difficult for stains and treatments to penetrate its surface. If you leave Ipe Wood unfinished it will turn gray over time time like any other wood.
Available Ipe Lumber For Sale – Prices Starting at $9.95/Board Foot*
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Stock Info of Our Ipe Lumber For Sale:
- First and Second Quality – Select
- Plain Sawn (Run of the Mill Lumber)
- No Sapwood (Usually on one side/face only/Less than 5%)
- Minimal Knots
- No Pithing (Rough Sawn Material Only)
- Brown/Reddish Mixed Grain
- Kiln Dried to 8% Moisture Content
- Limited in Widths Wider than 12 inches
Rough Sawn Ipe Wood
Our Ipe Lumber is not available in Rough Sawn finish.
S4S Ipe Lumber For Sale
Our S4S Ipe Wood takes a little more time to process. All of the Ipe Wood board(s) will be surfaced on both sides/faces to a smooth finish. Both edges are surfaced and straightened as well. Light sanding on surfaced sides/faces will be required by the customer or woodworker.
Finish Ready Ipe Wood
No prepping required! The Ipe Wood board(s) will be surfaced on both sides/faces. Edges have been surfaced and straightened. Once this step is completed we will sand left over imperfections of the Ipe Wood board with 180 grit sand paper. No further sanding is required unless desired by the customer or wood worker.
Species Information of Our Ipe Lumber For Sale:
- OTHER NAMES: Brazilian Walnut, Lapacho, Pau Lope.
- ORIGIN: Brazil and tropical areas of South America.
- APPEARANCE: Heartwood can vary from olive brown to amber to almost black in color. Sapwood is white or occasionally yellowish. Texture is medium to fine. Luster is low when surfaced. Grain is straight and wide to irregular and wide.
- DENSITY: Janka scale hardness is 3684, making it extremely hard and durable.
- WEIGHT: 5.9 lbs. per board foot.
- DRYING: Ipe dries very well with minimal checking or warping.
- WORKABILITY: Ipe can be difficult to work with. It has an extreme blunting effect on knives, blades and cutters. Carbide tipped blades are highly recommended. Pre-drilling for fasteners are highly recommended. Sands to smooth finish with minimal splintering or tear out. Nail guns are not recommended for use when fastening.
- DURABILITY: Ipe does not require treatments or preservatives. Life expectancy is 25+ years with minimal signs of rot or decay. Highly resistant to termite infestation.
- PRESERVATION: Ipe heartwood is highly resistant to decay and termite infestation. Highly resistant to preservation treatments.
- FINISHING: If left unfinished Ipe will turn gray. Due to Ipe’s density, there is difficulty of treatments to penetrate the wood.
Ipe Wood vs Teak Wood
Like Teak Wood, Ipe Wood is an attractive and durable wood that lend itself to the fabrication of high quality and long-lasting outdoor applications. It is likely that choosing either one will bring you low-maintenance satisfaction for decades to come. Concrete and steel have a class 1 fire rating, and so does Ipe. Ipe Wood has many other names, but the one that stands out the most is Ironwood. Furniture made from Ipe Wood has the same fine look as teak.