Harvested from managed forests in Brazil, ipe is the most popular exotic hardwood. Used in famous structures like the Coney Island Boardwalk and the Brooklyn Bridge, ipe stands the test of time. If you want to build a deck, siding, or piece of furniture that will outlast even you, choose ipe.
IT PAYS TO BE DENSE
There's no doubt ipe is one of the hardest lumber products in existence, and we can prove it. Using the Janka Hardness Test, we can determine ipe is up to eight times harder than its decking counterparts like cedar, redwood, and southern yellow pine. The extra density of ipe also means it's half as likely to bow over time. With this product, there's no need to worry about having too much on the deck!
INSTALL IT RIGHT, ENJOY IT FOR LIFE
Installing ipe can be a little tricky. The density of the wood means you can't use the run-of-the-mill hardware you're use to. You're going to need carbide-tipped blades, pre-drilled holes, and wood screws to install this product properly. But don't worry, we stock everything you need to be a rockstar ipe installer!
WEATHER ANY STORM
Architects and builders love to use ipe when working in extreme climates. Not only is it beautiful, but ipe's density keeps it from rotting and warping, even under the harshest weather conditions. The hardness of ipe also gives it a natural resistance to termites and flame spread. In fact, ipe is so dense if you drop it in water it will sink instead of floating! In other words, it can handle typical wear and tear.
DON'T COMPROMISE ON STRENGTH OR COLOR
Ipe's fine grain and rich natural brown color is one of the reasons it is so popular. If you don't do any maintenance on your project, ipe will keep its strength and integrity while slowly turning to a silver patina color. Want to keep your product looking brand new? Just apply a sealant every year, but make sure you use a UV inhibiting sealer that's made to penetrate this dense hardwood. You won't need to look far, we have all the right stains and sealants for your project in stock and ready to go!
UNBREAKABLE AND SUSTAINABLE
Partnered with Overseas Hardwoods Company (OHC), TimberTown sends a hardwoods buyer to Brazil annually to inspect the mills and forests our hardwoods are coming from. This ensures we have the highest quality product harvested from a sustainable forest. As one of the few exotic hardwood suppliers who purchases directly from the source, we can stand behind our product with confidence.