Ipe » Tabebuia spp

Why Ipe?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

This 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 of Ipe

Color Range

Light to dark olive brown with greenish caste, often with lighter or darker streaks.
other names for Ipe

Other Names

Amapa prieta, Bastard lignum vitae, Bethabara, Canaguate, Cortez, Ebano verde, Ebene vert, Greenhart, Guayacan, Ipe, Ironwood, Lapacho, Lapacho negro, Pau d'Arco, Polvillo, Tajibo
uses for Ipe

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, flooring, industrial uses, tool handles, exterior applications, decking, inlay, furniture parts.
the Ipe tree

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
map of where this wood grows
Weight

5.75

lbs /Bd. Ft.
60.61% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

3510

Janka Rating (?)
172.09% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.91

Specific Gravity (?)
42.19% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Ipe:

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

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  • Width: Ripped to 3''

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Ipe 4/4 Lumber
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  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

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  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
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  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
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Ipe Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18"
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Ipe Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4'' x 5.5'' x 6'
Ipe Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4'' x 5.5'' x 6'
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