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Ipe (pronounced ee-pay) also known as Brazilian walnut or Lapacho is one of the densest hardwoods available, with the same fire rating as concrete and steel. It is mildew and decay resistant, and is not deteriorated by insects, making it perfect for outdoor and seaside construction.
 
Technical information provided by The Wood Database:
 
Common Name(s): Ipe, Brazilian Walnut, Lapacho
 
Scientific Name: Handroanthus spp. (H. guayacan, H. serratifolius, etc.)
 
Distribution: Tropical Americas (Central and South America); also farmed commercially
 
Tree Size: 100 ft (30 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 69 lbs/ft3 (1,100 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .91, 1.10
Janka Hardness: 3,510 lbf (15,620 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 25,660 lbf/in2 (177.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 3,200,000 lbf/in2 (22.07 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 13,600 lbf/in2 (93.8 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.9%, Tangential: 7.2%, Volumetric: 12.4%, T/R Ratio: 1.2
 
Color/Appearance: Heartwood can vary in color from a reddish brown, to a more yellowish olive brown, to a dark blackish brown; sometimes with contrasting darker brown/black stripes. In certain species, there are powdery yellow deposits within the wood. Ipe can be difficult to distinguish visually from Cumaru, another dense South American timber, though Ipe tends to be darker, and lacks the subtle yet characteristic vanilla/cinnamon scent while being worked.
 
Grain/Texture: Has a fine to medium texture, with the grain varying from straight to irregular and/or interlocked.
 
Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; medium to large pores in no specific arrangement, moderately numerous to numerous; tyloses and mineral/gum deposits occasionally present; parenchyma vasicentric, winged, confluent, and marginal; narrow rays, spacing normal.
 
Rot Resistance: Ipe is among the most durable lumbers on earth, with exceptional resistance to decay, rot, and insect attack. Ipe was reportedly used for the boardwalk along the beach of New York City’s Coney Island, and was said to have lasted 25 years before it needed to be replaced: an amazing lifespan given the amount of traffic and environmental stresses put upon the wood.
 
Workability: Overall, Ipe is a difficult wood to work, being extremely hard and dense, with high cutting resistance during sawing. Ipe also has a pronounced blunting effect on cutting edges. The wood generally planes smoothly, but the grain can tearout on interlocked areas. Also, Ipe can be difficult to glue properly, and surface preparationprior to gluing is recommended. Straight-grained wood turns well, though the natural powdery yellow deposits can sometimes interfere with polishing or finishing the wood.

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We are also dealers for DeckWise® and Simpson Strong-Tie® so we can provide you with all the specialized hardware, tools, fasteners and oils for outdoor construction. Count on us to find t ipe clip®, hidden deck fastener, ipe oil®, deck screws, and deck cleaning kits more.

We also offer various lines of exterior composite decking, working with the industry’s most technologically advanced brands such as Azek, CaliBamboo, NewTech Wood MoistureShield, TimberTech, Trex.  The composite line includes deck tiles, fences, railing, as well as hidden fasteners, fascia boards, and de-scratch kits.

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Quality

For us, quality is all about bringing premium hardwood to our customers while providing them with professional service.  We take great pride in the A-grade ipe that we import from Brazil. The coloring of our wood is smooth and even, our woods are properly kiln dried, and we have all the certificates needed for proper import, so you can rest assured when you are buying ipe, cumaru, or other tropical hardwood species from us, you are getting the best of the best!

Social Responsibility

Selecting the right wood for your next deck construction is not an easy task. You must carefully weigh a wide range of considerations, including cost, durability, appearance and more. Beyond these basic factors though, it is also becoming increasingly important to consider the sustainability and long-term environmental impact of woods you choose. When choosing to buy from Ipe Decking Los Angeles, you can select FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood, which means the appropriate steps have been taken to responsibly harvest and replant the wood you are buying.

Convenience

We take immense pride in making your wood shopping experience easy!  We have a team of experts who can go over the differences between ipe, cumaru, massaranduba, tigerwood, garapa as well as the other species.  We will also give you a free quote for shipping costs, the differences shipping methods, what you will need to receive your wood, and more.  You can easily reach us through email, our office phone or our cell phone numbers (yes – our cell phones – that’s how available we are!)

Expertise

We have been importing ipe and other tropical hardwood species for many years, which means we can help answer any questions about the wood, what type of hardware will be needed for installation, what the best installation practices are and how to maintain your hardwood.  We can help you decide which material to use depending on the structure under your deck, the sun exposure, and other weather conditions. We will gladly calculate how many screws, hidden fasteners or gallons of ipe oil you will need based on your project’s specifications.

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