Here at Sterritt Lumber, we pride ourselves with inventory and access to a wide variety of Ipe products. We have completed FSC Certified boardwalks, hiking trails, bridges, commercial decks, condominium developments, and residential projects. We handle all Ipe inquiries, even the most hard to come by stock, with care and great detail.
This Brazilian species is one of the most stable of all the durable timbers. It dries extremely well with little checking, twisting, or cupping. It is widely recognized for its strength and natural resistance to decay. In addition, Ipe can be used in ground contact without preservatives or additional treatments.
Widely used in commercial exterior construction such as boardwalks, piers and benches, it has recently become the best choice for residential decks due to its low maintenance, attractive color, and extremely smooth surface that has stood the test of time. It is a heavy timber, (approximately 69lbs. per cubic foot when dry), and generally sinks in water. In addition, it is resistant to flame.
Ipe is a beautiful and strong wood that when installed, will give you a low maintenance decking option for years to come!