Ipe 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Ipe 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$381.00 /Pack

1-2 $381.00
3+ $342.90 /Pack (10% off)
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$20.00 East of Mississippi River
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hardwood lumber sizes
Ipe lumber pack comes with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect:
13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

48" to 84" Lengths

Lengths will vary within this range.

A 20 board foot Project Pack is a great way to buy some lumber because they're simple and we stand behind them with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. A Project Pack includes a total of 20 board feet of our hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of widths (typically between 4'' and 10''), and lengths (between 4' and 8'). Purchase a Project Pack when you need enough wood to make a medium sized project like a coffee table or cabinet. As usual, all the lumber is surfaced on two sides (S2S), and kiln dried.

About Ipe (Tabebuia spp)

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.

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Would recommend this product?
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4 Total Reviews
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June 21, 2013
5 out of 5
Good Wood for Outdoor Projects
Review by  JMc from Ormond Beach, FL USA
I have ordered Ipe on several occasions and the quality has, in general been excellent. This wood is very heavy and dense but if you use carbide tools you won't have a problem. Wear a dusk mask and a hat. The yellow dust will do strange things to your hair. It finishes beautifully with outdoor oil. The grain will rise occasionally from moisture and humidity, but a light sanding and re-oiling takes care of it. I built two chaise lounges with it and they will probably still be around when I'm gone.
Recommended
August 30, 2010
5 out of 5
Very nice order!
Review by  Kevin Conklin from Jackson, PA USA
The wood that I recieved was very nice ipe. The boards were straight and I had one side straight line cut, which was right on.I thought that the wood was of excellent quality and cannot wait to actually get started on my project. I am very happy with this company, seemed very professional with a little humor added. I will be making a fairly large order with them for my kitchen cabinets, and am very excited to see what I will recieve.
Recommended
July 28, 2010
5 out of 5
IPE - The new Teak!
Review by  Douglas Allen from Verona, NJ US
Great wood! I built a barbeque cart from it about three years ago. It is still as strong as the day I finished it. Still looks great and has taken the weather in stride. I leave it out all four seasons through the winter in the northeast, The snow and ice doesn't bother it and not one screw has backed out or lost its' grip. I don't have a boat anymore, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it for making trim parts for an ocean-going vessel. I am sure it would hold up very well.
Recommended
May 16, 2010
5 out of 5
ipe project pack
Review by  DLC from Oklahoma City, OK US
NICE QUALITY LUMBER! Generous widths and lengths.
Recommended
4 Total Reviews
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