Ipe Brazilian Hardwood Decking
Why buy Ipe Decking? Ipe Decks are the most
longest lasting and beautiful wood in the world.
We sell so much to the islands and around the south east that we have become one
of the biggest retailers of Ipe hardwoods. We ship to the
islands with any of the many local shipping firms.
You will also hear the term Brazilian Walnut when
people discuss Ipe. This wood is in demand not only in the US
but also Asia and Europe. Asia as an economic dynamo demands
and gets the best of everything. Europe's forests are long
depleted. Everyone wants this decking, but we have
it for delivery to you.
In addition to retrofitting existing homes, many builders are using Ipe in new
construction. Homes are becoming smaller this year for the
first time since the 1950s. With smaller indoor space,
builders are building more opulent outdoors space. Outdoor kitchens
with Ipe are becoming very popular.
We sell a lot of Ipe
for Dock Building in the
Ipe is 3 times harder than Oak. That is the secret to Ipe's
ability to last in the steady sun and island climate. Even though
Brazilian decking is very
hard, today's tools are harder. Any brand name carbide tool
can work Ipe.
Sizes and dimensions: In addition to decking
sizes of 5/4x6 and 1x6 our hardwoods also come in Tongue and Groove,
ship lap and other profiles. We also have larger Ipe beams and
timbers or other Brazilian hardwoods.
Why is Ipe Decking better for the Bahamas? We
know many of the clever methods to help you get it done faster and
right the first time. In this economy, experimentation is not what
you want to do. Instead, ask the pros who know.
Accessories: We provide all the accessories you need for a
complete ipe deck. We know you cannot just stop by a "big box"
store for the few items you forgot. We sell the complete deck
packages and have been known to pick up the few extra items and make
sure they make it on the boat. We also sell a large
variety of 316 and 305 stainless steel fasteners and products. If you desire a hidden look, we sell
Ipe Clip Extreme, Deck Clips, and Deck Master hidden fasteners.
Support: If you
have a question, just call. The warehouse staff is
fully trained on all our products. In addition, they just love
to work with Ipe and other hardwoods.
Ipe Tech Specs: Names Ipe, Brazilian Walnut
Scientific Name: Handroanthus spp.
Distribution: Tropical Americas Brazil also commercially farmed
Tree Size: 100 ft (30 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 69 lbs/ft3 (1,100 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness: 3,510 lbf (15,620 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 25,660 lbf/in2 (177.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 3,200,000 lbf/in2 (22.07 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 13,600 lbf/in2 (93.8 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.9%, Tangential: 7.2%, Volumetric: 12.4%, T/R
Ipe Tech Specs in English
Name: Ipe - IronWood - Brazilian Walnut
Found and Farmed; Brazil
Tree Size: Really Tall
Weight ~2 pound per Linear Foot for 1x6
Hardness ~3x as hard as oak.
Color/Appearance: Primarily medium to dark brown. The
Heartwood can vary from a reddish brown to a dark blackish brown.
Grain/Texture: Has a fine to medium texture. Grain varying
from straight to irregular and/or interlocked. It is very
Rot Resistance: Very resistant to Rot and any insect
attack. You can put Ipe in Water and it will not rot.
However, it will sink so do not let go of it.
This deck is in Georgia USA but it
just really shows the beauty and various colors of Ipe
Ipe in Special Crating for South