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 Ipe Deck and Ipe Decking

ABSWood carries a full line of Ipe woods including decking, lumber and handrails!

ipeAt ABSWood are proud to be one of the leading suppliers of ipe, weather decking or timbers, in the country. We have direct to builder and consumer web model allows us to pass savings onto you. Our Ipe is all premium grade as we do not waste inventory money or space on seconds or B grades. Minimal bowing or imperfections is why our premium quality top grade Ipe has been shipped domestically, to Europe, Asia, South America and the islands.

Ipe Specifications

Ipe, known under various names in the US like Ironwood or Brazilian Walnut, is one of the hardest woods on earth. Think of something 3 times as hard as a baseball bat. It is a very popular choice in Asia with a lot of Ipe going to the Olympic "Bird's Nest" in Beijing. Europe has been a strong user of Ipe for decades and rivals the US for it import quantity.

For Interior or Exterior use, Home, Deck and Dock builders in the US all know that Ipe is a beautiful wood that holds up to the elements and can easily last decades. It has a luxurious brown color and grain that when maintained with a UV Finisher, will last indefinitely. Ipe naturally resists WDO like termite and rot. If you do nothing to it after installation, it will still last decades while turning a silver gray patina.

All our Ipe is responsible harvested and comply to the Lacey act. Ipe is natural and once it incredibly long life is at an end, it will decompose and return to earth. Unlike composites that will sit in landfills for hundreds of years.

If you are building a dock, boardwalk, deck, table, pergola of whatever, Ipe is always a strong candidate for your review.

Ipe Characteristics: Ipe is semi-unique as it sinks. The density is such that dock builders have learned to be careful as they loose Ipe to the bottom. This density is what allows it to be 3 times harder than Oak. The density also provides it with a fire rating comparable to Concrete, that of A1. When it comes to bugs, again Ipe density does not allow bugs to bite it. If they try to gnaw at all, they will quickly pull back and find something softer. There are no chemicals needed to achive these affect just the Ipe itself. Of course, due to the density you will have to pre-drill any penetration into the wood

Ipe Color: Ipe or Brazilian Walnut, is brown. That is not to say it is just brown or boaring. In fact Ipe has a small quanity of colors that many find very attractive. Across a large expanse of Ipe you should expect to see a few boards that are so dark they are black. A few that are red and a few that are greenish. The texture is very fine and it has a beautiful graining pattern. Every board will vary in color and grain with the predominate color of medium brown

Ipe Hardness: This wood is hard. Think of 3 times harder than Grandma's oak floor. Harder than a maple baseball bat. For the technical minded, the Janka is 3680lb. As you can imagine, you need carbide tipped tools. Use name brand saws and keep them sharp. I like to use 80 teeth to keep a nice clean cut. As for screws, always pre-drill and have extra bits handy.

Ipe Wood Durability: No WDOs like fungus or pine beattles can get a grip into the wood. It is so hard it is naturally scratch resistant. If you do drag something across an Ipe deck, just hit it with 80 grit on an orbital sander to smooth it out. Yes 80 grit, the stuff is hard.

Ipe Timbers Preservation: None needed!  All wood will turn gray in the sun. Ipe is no acception and will also turn silver gray and last that way for decades. If you want to maintain the beautiful brown color you will need periodically apply a UV blocking finisher.

 

 

Type Dimensions net Notes
DECKING
Ipe Decking 1x6
3/4" x 5 1/2" Selected Length
Ipe Decking 1x6 Grooved
3/4" x 5 1/2" Call for details selected length pricing
Ipe Decking 5/4x6 1" x 5 1/2" Special Terms
Ipe Decking 5/4x6 Grooved 1" x 5 1/2" Call for details selected length pricing
Ipe Decking 5/4x4 1" x 3 1/2" 8-20
Ipe Decking 5/4x4 Grooved  1" x 3 1/2" 8-20
Ipe Decking 1x4 3/4" x 3 1/2" 8-20
Ipe Decking 1x4 Grooved 3/4" x 3 1/2" 8-20
RAILING
Ipe Handrail 2 x 6 1 1/4" X 5 1/4"
Ipe 2x6 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Ipe Handrail 5/4 x 6 1 x 5 1/4"
Ipe Handrail 2x4 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Ipe 2x2  Balusters  1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Ipe sub-rail 1x4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Ipe sub-rail 2x4
Ipe 2x4 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"  
Ipe 4x4 3 1/2"x 3 1/2"
Ipe T&G 1x6 3/4" x 5" Face
Ipe T&G 5/4x6 1" x 5" Face
Ipe T&G 1x4 3/4" x 3" Face
Ipe T&G 5/4x4 1" x 3" Face
Various Dimensional Lumber & Timbers Assume we have it - call for pricing
Also available in Ipe
2 x 6
2 x 8
2 x 10
2 x 12
3 x 4
3 x 6
3 x 8
3 x 10
3 x 12
4 x 4
4 x 6
4 x 8
4 x 10
4 x 12
6 x 6
6 x 12
8 x 8

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