Available Size(s): 4/4 thru 8/4 (25mm thru 50mm)

Common Name(s): IPE

Scientific Name: Tabebuia spp. (T. guayacan, T. serratifolia, etc.)

Distribution: Tropical Americas (Central and South America); also farmed commercially

Tree Size: 100 ft (30 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 3,684 lbf


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 is a difficult wood to work, being extremely hard and dense, with high cutting resistance during sawing. Ipe also has a pronounced blunting effect on cutting edges.VRated as very durable; excellent insect resistance,

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