Yes, Our Ipe IS Better!
ALL OF OUR 1X6 AND 5/4X6 IS…
• Kiln Dried for Outdoor Use, which stabilizes your deck and reduces checking, cracking, cupping and twisting
• Premium Select Grade: selected and re-graded to achieve “Clear from Defects all 4-Sides”. Most Ipe in the market is FAS grade.
WE’VE GOT IT!
We regularly stock, including 2×4 thru 2×8, plenty of Ipe. With Special Orders turned around promptly!
T&G, Grooves for Clip Systems, Ship Lap. You name it, we’ll do it.
ACCESSORIES? OF COURSE!
Clip Systems, Screws, Bits&Drivers, Plugs and Cutters, Ipe Oil, Sealers and Cleaners.
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Hoping to find the ideal rot-resistant, insect-repellent hardwood for your outdoor project?
If Teak is King, Ipe is the Crown Prince. Ipe (“EE-pay”) is durable, stable and sports a beautiful range of rich colors from pale tan to lush red-brown. Properly finished, which is not difficult, Ipe makes a beautiful statement for your deck, siding, fencing, furniture and other exterior uses.
This abundant tropical hardwood has seen increasing demand for the past ten years and it’s the darling of designers and contractors alike. They want to install something that will last and will look great and Ipe delivers on both fronts.
It’s naturally resistant to insects, moisture and decay, and is A-Fire Rated to boot. It’s so dense is sinks (pull out your trusty Ipe sample at the next party and amaze your friends!). Once a year, treat it with a penetrating oil with UV inhibitors and your deck will be the envy of the block.
So, the bad stuff: Ipe is hard on saw blades and cutters (use sharp carbide) and you need to wax-seal the ends to avoid checking. More importantly, Ipe will cost a lot more than Cedar or Redwood, and about the same as a composite deck. But you get what you pay for.