Ipe Lumber 1.5'' x 5.5'' x 32" 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. The raw color emits a greenish hue, especially in its freshly sawn or sanded surfaces, the wood takes on a bold yet elegant dark brown color with hints of burgundy when 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.
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|Grade||Clear with eased edges|
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About Ipe (Tabebuia spp)View All Ipe Products
5.75lbs /Bd. Ft.
Ease of Finishing
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.
Light to dark olive brown with greenish caste, often with lighter or darker streaks.
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.
Amapa prieta, Bastard lignum vitae, Bethabara, Canaguate, Cortez, Ebano verde, Ebene vert, Greenhart, Guayacan, Ipe, Ironwood, Lapacho, Lapacho negro, Pau d'Arco, Polvillo, Tajibo
Furniture, flooring, industrial uses, tool handles, exterior applications, decking, inlay, furniture parts.
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