Ipe Lumber 1.5'' x 3.5'' x 40" Shorts Pack: 4 Boards

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Ipe Lumber 1.5'' x 3.5'' x 40" Shorts Pack: 4 Boards
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Ipe Lumber 1.5'' x 3.5'' x 40" Shorts Pack: 4 Boards

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We found a great selection of ipe shorts that are perfect for your woodworking projects. These boards were milled for decking and feature eased edges, but will work well for smaller projects like jewelry boxes, small tables or cutting boards.

Ipe may very well be one of the most beautiful dark exotic woods you can find. While the color emits a greenish hue, especially in its freshly sawn or sanded surfaces, the wood takes on a bold dark brown color with hints of burgundy if it's finished with an oil.

Why Choose Ipe?

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.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1.5"
Width 3.5"
Length 40"
Grade Clear with eased edges
Quantity 4 Boards
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Ipe (Tabebuia spp)

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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 psi)
Density

0.91

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

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Ipe tree grows
Ipe is an exotic wood from Latin America

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.
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.
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.

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July 29, 2021
4 out of 5
Ipe wood
Review by  tega from Texas
This wood is very dense and requires sharpe blades to cut. Talk about brittle this wood provides a lot of splitters as my hands can attest. I recommend using this wood with the stipulation a person knows some of the drawbacks that comes with working this wood.
July 3, 2021
4 out of 5
IPE wood review
Review by  Anonymous 
1. Sizes all pieces were good. 2. All pieces were warped not bad but enough. Since I live on the Texas Gulf Coast it’s humid and much different than dry Arizona. 3. Three pieces where well matched but fourth was different in color and grain. I am trying to come up with a way to use fourth piece so that build doesn’t come out looking odd. If I was hand selecting four pieces for myself I would not have selected fourth piece. 4. Packaging was excellent and there was no damage to wood. 5. I like the wide choices of wood offered there is nothing like it in Texas at least close to me.
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