Ipe (Botanical: Tabebuia spp)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Ipe - all products are listed at bottom
Ipe By The Numbers:
Ipe Compared to Red Oak:
Ipe Wood CharacteristicsThis is one strong, tough, and resilient wood. Ipe's naturally durable and weather resistant so it's fantastic in outdoor projects. Moderately difficult to work especially with hand tools; has a blunting effect on cutting edges, however Ipe finishes smoothly except where grain is very roey. The rich dark color makes great accents.
Color RangeLight to dark olive brown with greenish caste, often with lighter or darker streaks.
Other NamesAmapa prieta, Bastard lignum vitae, Bethabara, Canaguate, Cortez, Ebano verde, Ebene vert, Greenhart, Guayacan, Ipe, Ironwood, Lapacho, Lapacho negro, Pau d'Arco, Polvillo, Tajibo
Some Typical UsesFurniture, flooring, industrial uses, tool handles, exterior applications, decking, inlay, furniture parts.
What's the Tree Like?May grow to 140-150 feet in height with trunk diameters of 72'' and frequently to heights of 100 feet and diameters of 24-36''. Boles are clear to 60 feet and more, with or without buttresses. The Ipe tree grows in Mexico, Central and South America
Ipe Lumber Products for Sale with Prices
Ipe Hardwood Sample
Ipe 4/4 Lumber
Ipe 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Ipe 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Ipe Turning Squares 1-1/2"x1-1/2"x18"
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