The common uses for Ipe decking wood
For a builder or homeowner, there is nothing more exciting than choosing the perfect piece of lumber to do a home remodel or build an outside deck or patio. There are hundreds of different wood species from all over the world; however, many individuals are attracted to the tropical beauty, Ipe decking wood. And for good reason! The Brazilian decking lumber is:
- Long- Lasting
- Resistant to fire, rot, decay and termites
How to get the most out of your Ipe decking lumber.
Whether you are building a boardwalk, patio, or making tools, this Brazilian hardwood will add value to your home or your next project. While Ipe is an affordable decking wood it can be slightly challenging to work with. However, if you follow some simple techniques, working with this durable wood by hand or machine will be simple. As a rule of thumb, you should always nail this type of wood by hand, and pre-drill the lumber for an effortless installation process. To make sure you get the best out of your Ipe decking wood, make sure you test all finishes before the final installation.
Whatever reason you choose to use this strong and durable decking wood, you can rest assured that this wood also known as Brazilian Walnut decking wood will be:
- Highly durable
- Naturally beautiful
- Highly resistant to insect and decay
- Easy to work with by hand or machine
- Fire resistant
- Long Lasting
What you should know about Ipe
Scientific Name: Tabebuia
Other names: Lapacho, Cortez
Region: South America, Central America, Northern Mexico, Caribbean
Color: Light to dark olive brown
Durability: Resistant to fire, insects, molds and decay
Substitutes: Itauba is usually used in place of Ipe
Common uses: outdoor decking, hardwood flooring, patios, boardwalks, piers, furniture veneers, bridges
Call Austin Wholesale Lumber to discover if Ipe decking wood is the right choice for your next outdoor project!
If you need assistance learning more about Ipe decking wood and its common uses, give one of our decking specialists a call today. At Austin Wholesale Lumber, we can help you choose Ipe for your next project or give you information about the other type of decking woods we have available. Whether you choose Ipe or any type of wood, you can rest assured our decking specialist can help you bring your next project to life! We also carry other tropical hardwoods such as Itauba, Massanranduba, Cumaru, and many composite decking and plastic decking woods.
Call us now to speak with one of our decking specialist today!
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