48 U.S. Ground Service
Ipe Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.
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. Plus, the rich dark color makes great accents and finishes with gorgeous hints of reddish brown tones - Ipe wood is unlike anything else.
What Size Is This?
|Thickness||1/2" (≈ 1/2" approx)|
|Grade||Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.|
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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. Plus, the rich dark color makes great accents and finishes with gorgeous hints of reddish brown tones - Ipe wood is unlike anything else.
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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