Aljoma Lumber Ipe

Ipê

Ipê is an uncommonly strong, exceptionally durable hardwood found primarily in the Brazilian Amazon, with smaller volumes available from Bolivia and Paraguay. Although Ipê is not easy to work with, it dresses well, but it requires good tools due to its hardness. It is stable and warp-resistant, with a fine to medium texture. Ipê has excellent nail-holding capabilities when pre-drilled. Ipê has wide range of applications; it is often used for industrial and decorative flooring, carpentry, naval construction, hydraulic works, tool handles, exterior joinery, decking, siding and many other purposes. Aljoma currently offers Ipê decking in the most popular sizes.

Ipê Specifications
Common name Scientific name Color Grain pattern Features Common uses Specific gravity
Ipê Tabebuia Serratifolia Dark or reddish-brown, sometimes with a greenish look. If left natural, it displays a soft silver color over time. Straight Exceptionally strong and durable, easy to work with, stable and not prone to warp, fine to medium texture Cabinets, industrial and decorative flooring, carpentry, naval construction, hydraulic works, tool handles, interior and exterior joinery, and decking 0.92
Weight Machining Gluing Nailing Finishing Grade Specs
Approximately 53 pounds per cubic foot when dried at 12% Good (more difficult if highly interlocked grain) Precaution needed Good holding (pre-boring necessary) Good FAS S4S, E4E,
7' up - 5/4 x 6 - 5/4 x 4 - 1 x 4