Ipe (Brazilian Walnut)

An excellent alternative to using treated lumber

Answers to Freq. asked Questions:

25 year life expectancy with no additional treatment.
According to US Forest Products Lab.

  • harder than oak
  • 22,560 psi bending strength (treated pine is 14,500)
  • Fire rating: NFPA UBC 1 (same as steel and concrete)
  • Can use ¾ if joists are on 16" centers.
  • Turns gray/silver with no treatment. To retain the natural color, use either Cabot's
  • Australian Timber Oil or Messmer's UV Plus for Hardwood Decks.
  • Used on the Atlantic City Boardwalk and Coney Island Boardwalk.
  • Scientific name: Tabebuia spp.

Cost Comparision:
A 12x12 deck in 1x6 ipe will cost $783.00 more than a 5/4x6 premium treated yellow pine.

  • 5/4 x 6 standard pressure treated pine costs $1.33/sq.ft.
  • 5/4 x 6 premium pressure treated pine costs $2.96/sq.ft.
  • 1x6 ipe costs $8.40/sq.ft.
  • 5/4 x 6 ipe costs $10.11/sq.ft.
ipe ipe
1 x 6 (¾" x 5½") Call
1 x 6 Grooved (for Eb-Ty Fasterners) Call
5/4 x 6 (1" x 5¼") Call
5/4 x 6 grooved (for Eb-Ty Fasterners) Call
1 x 8 (3/4 x 7¼) Call
2 x 2 (1½" x 1½") Call
2 x 4 (1½" x 3½") Call
2 x 6 (1½" x 5½") Call
4 x 4 (3½" x 3½") Call

 

All material is heart on two faces.
Milled four sides with eased edges.
Lengths range from 8' to 16' in two foot increments.
Customers can specify specific lengths.

All prices are subject to change without notice.