Lapacho, Bethabara, Amapa (Mexico), Cortez (Honduras, Nicaragua,
Costa Rica), Guayacan (Panama), Guayacan polvillo (Colombia), Flor
Amarillo (Venezuela), Greenhart (Surinam), Madera negra (Ecuador),
Tahuari (Peru), Ipe (Brazil), Lapacho negro (Paraguay, Argentina).
IPE (ee-pay) is the Indian name for the beautiful and majestic
Tabebuia tree, whose bark yields the powerful medicinal Pao D'arco.
Brazilian Walnut is not affected by exposure to light
Did You Know?
This durable South American hardwood is rated by the US Forest
Products Lab for a 25 year life. It is naturally resistant to fire,
having a NFPA Class A rating and a UBC Class 1 rating (the same
as steel and concrete!)
Ipe wood naturally resists insects, rot and mildew, and it can
be used in ground contact without preservatives or additional treatments.
Brazil, Mexico, Central and South America, and some of the Lesser
It is perfect for exterior residential and commercial applications
such as boat docks,, piers, decking, boardwalks, outdoor furniture,
pool decking, foot bridges, etc. Railroad crossties, heavy construction,
tool handles, turnery, industrial flooring, textile mill items,
Relative Abundance. Is the rain forest
being clear-cut to harvest the IPÊ trees?
TinyTIMBERS only purchases IPÊ from Brazilian growers who harvest
under the guidelines and techniques of sustainable yield forestry
management as set forth by the International Tropical Timber Organization
Using IPÊ wood is an environmentally responsible choice over
pressure-treated lumber, which contains a variety of toxins and
chemicals, and is not necessarily intended for decking use.
Natural durability, superior performance, incredible beauty.
Ipe is an extremely dense tropical hardwood with excellent durability
and performance characteristics.
Brazilian Walnut is a striking exotic species which ranges from
olive brown to blackish in color. Its ratings for harness and durability
are among the highest of all timber worldwide.
Ipe heartwood is olive brown to blackish, often with lighter
or darker striping, often covered with a yellow powder; sharply
demarcated from the whitish or yellowish sapwood.
Reasonable availability with regional limitations.
Ash • Beech • Brazilian Cherry • Brazilian Walnut • Aromatic Cedar • Cherry • Coffeenut • Cypress • Hickory • Hard Maple • Poplar • Red Elm • Red Oak • Sassafras • Soft Maple • Walnut • White Oak • White Pine • Yellow Pine • Heart Pine