Ipe / Brazilian Walnut - 2-1/2″ x 21″ to 25″ x 81″
SKU #: 8790
|Dimensions (TxWxL)||2-1/2″ x 21″ to 25″ x 81″|
|Drying Method||Air Dried|
|ETA from Time of Order||60-120 days|
Slabs are unfinished and pictured wet to show grain.
Color/Appearance: Heartwood can vary in color from reddish brown, to a more yellowish olive brown or darker blackish brown; sometimes with contrasting darker brown/black stripes. In certain species, there are powdery yellow deposits within the wood. Ipe can be difficult to distinguish visually from Cumaru, another dense South American timber, though Ipe tends to be darker, and lacks the subtle yet characteristic vanilla/cinnamon scent while being worked.
Grain/Texture: Has a fine to medium texture, with the grain varying from straight to irregular or interlocked. Moderate natural luster.
Rot Resistance: Rated as very durable; excellent insect resistance, though some species are susceptible to marine borers. Superb weathering characteristics. (Ipe was used for the boardwalk along the beach of New York City’s Coney Island, and was said to have lasted 25 years before it needed to be replaced: an amazing lifespan given the amount of traffic and environmental stresses put upon the wood.)
Millwork (sanding, prepping) and Finishing (staining, sealing) available on request.