Ipe Decking

Why Ipe Decking?

Ipe wood decking is a extremely popular hardwood decking solution to provide a beautiful long lasting deck for your home. Ipe is extremely hard; therefore, Ipe decking will wear well and last a very long time. It is great in harsh environments like near the ocean or beach.

We can help you with everything you need to complete your Ipe Decking, including advice on installation, plugs, screws, and maintenance. We have a group of experts who can give advice on installing your Ipe decking and the type of wood drying needed in your area. Since wood is a organic product, you want to make sure you provide the proper spacing, drying, and ventilation for your Ipe wood. We want to make our business relationship and your Ipe decking are built to be long lasting.

What is Ipe Wood?

Ipe (Brazilian Walnut).  Pronounced e-pay, Ipe is widely recognized as one of the hardest and most durable timber species in the world. The color ranges from dark brown to olive-brown and sometimes almost blackish tones, with wide variation in grains. It is one of the South American ironwoods. It is naturally durable and resistant to rot and decay, making it an excellent choice for exterior applications like Ipe Decking or Ipe Siding. It not only lasts a long time, but has the beauty of an interior hardwood. Ipe is a popular natural alternative to PVC or composite products. It outlasts other popular wood decking species such as treated Pine, Cedar, Redwood and Douglas Fir.

What we offer for Ipe Decking?

We offer a wide selection of Ipe sizes used for Ipe decking boards, joists, treads, risers, skirting, posts and hand rails, as well as heavy timbers for boardwalks and structural applications. We also carry pre-grooved (PG) and  tongue-and-groove (T&G) profiles, rain screen and other custom profiles, and offer custom millwork.  Ipe decking is usually air-dried (AD),  but it is also available in kiln-dried (KD) for special areas. East Teak also stocks all the accessories (fasteners and  sealers) – to complete your deck. Call us for recommendations on the latest finishing products.

 

Further reading:

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Ipe Wood

Availability

4/4 Thickness

1″ x 2″ (Net size 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
1″ x 4″ (Net size 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
1″ x 4″  Pre-Grooved (Net size  3/4″ x 3-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
1″ x 4″ Tongue-and-Groove (Net size 11/16″ x 3″ x 8′ – 20′)
1″ x 6″ Shorts ( Net size  3/4″ x 5-1/2″ x 3′ – 6′) Odds/Evens
1″ x 6″ (Net size 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ x 7′ – 20′) Odds/Evens
1″ x 6″ Pre-Grooved (Net size  3/4″ x 5-1/2″ x 7′ – 20′) Odds/Evens
1″ x 6″ Tongue-and-Groove (Net size  21/32″ x 5-1/2″ x 7′ – 20′) Odds/Evens
1″ x 8″ (Net size 3/4″ x 7-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)

5/4 Thickness

1-1/4″ x 4″ (Net Size 1″ x 3-1/2″ x 7′ – 20′)
1-1/4″ x 4″ Pre-Grooved (Net Size 1″ x 3-1/2″ x 7′ – 20′)
1-1/4″ x 4″ Tongue-and-Groove (Net Size 15/16″ x 3″ x 7′ – 20′)
1-1/4″ x 6″ Shorts (Net Size 1″ x 5-1/2″ x 3′ – 6′) Odds/Evens
1-1/4″ x 6″ (Net Size 1″ x 5-1/2″ x 7′ – 20′)
1-1/4″ x 6″ Pre-Grooved (Net Size 1″ x 5-1/2″ x 7′ – 20′)
1-1/4″ x 6″ Tongue-and-Groove (Net Size 3/4-7/8″ x 5-1/2″ x 7′ – 20′)
1-1/4″ x 8″ (Net Size 1″ x 7-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)
1-1/4″ x 10″ (Net Size 1″ x 9-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)
1-1/4″ x 12″ (Net Size 1″ x 11-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)

8/4 Thickness

2″ x 2″ (Net Size 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
2″ x 4″ (Net Size 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
2″ x 6″ (Net Size 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
2″ x 8″ (Net Size 1-1/2″ x 7-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)
2″ x 10″ (Net Size 1-1/2″ x 9-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)
2″ x 12″ (Net Size 1-1/2″ x 11-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)

12/4 Thickness

3″ x 4″  (Net Size  2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
3″ x 6″  (Net Size  2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  x  8′ – 20′)
3″ x 8″  (Net Size  2-1/2″ x 7-1/4″  x  8′ – 20′)
3″ x 10″  (Net Size  2-1/2″ x 9-1/4″  x  8′ – 20′)
3″ x 12″  (Net Size  2-1/2″ x 11-1/4″  x  8′ – 20′)

16/4 Thickness

4″ x 4″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
4″ x 6″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
4″ x 8″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 7-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)
4″ x 10″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 9-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)
4″ x 12″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 11-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)

24/4 Thickness

6″ x 6″ (Net Size 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)
6″ x 12″ (Net Size 5-1/2″ x 11-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)

32/4 Thickness

8″ x 8″ (Full) (Net Size 8″ x 8″ x 8′ – 20′)

Rails & Plugs

Subrail – 5/4×4 (Net Size 1″ x 3-1/4″ x 8′, 10′, 12′)
Railcap – 5/4×6 Flat Top (Net Size 1″ x 5-1/2″ x 8′, 10′, 12′)
Railcap – 2×6 Curved Top (Net Size 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ x 8′, 10′, 12′)
Hand Rail – 2×4 Flat Top (Net Size 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ x 8′, 10′, 12′)
Ipe Plugs 3/8″ diameter ( 5/16″ – 3/8″)

Custom milling available to any specification. Please  contact us  for custom sizes or special orders.

Specifications

  • Janka hardness is  3,680 (12% m.c.)
  • Average weight is 72 lbs  per cubic foot
  • Bending strength is  25,360 psi

Benefits

  • High density, which results in a high fire-resistance rating
  • Natural resistance to rot and decay
  • Heartwood is very resistant to attack by fungi and termites
  • Great for outdoor applications
  • Popular natural alternative to PVC or composite products

East Teak Hardwood is your best resource for all of your Hardwood needs!

Contact us today for more information, to request a sample, or to request a quote.

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