Commonly known as Ironwood, Ipe is one of the densest, hardest woods available. Its legendary name of ironwood comes from its surprisingly dense wood fiber structure. It’s so dense that it sinks in water. These attributes make Ipe the leader in external decking, siding, and furniture applications.
Ipe is a dark, brown-to-green wood. Its lifetime is approximately 75 years with minimal maintenance and it is highly resistant to rot, mold, and insects. This beautiful wood has fairly straight grain patterns but it is difficult to work with. Predrilling is required prior to screwing anything, and Ipe doesn’t glue particularly well. Finishing to a smooth touch is easily achievable since it has very small pores.
Ipe is by far the most popular species that we mill in Brazil. All our Ipe products, from decking to slabs, are responsibly harvested from well-managed forests. Our mill and offices in Brazil help us continue our commitment to provide the best quality sustainable wood at the lowest price.
Name: Ipe, Brazilian Walnut
Weight: 6.5 lbs./bd.ft.
Janka Hardness: 3510
Uses: Flooring, decking, exterior lumber, tool handles