1 x 4 Ipe
1 x 4 Ipe – Unparalleled Strength for Your Deck
As one of our more popular and more affordable profiles of Ipe, 1 x 4 Ipe stands out as a great material for building a deck and many other projects. It’s beautiful grain is second to none and it will beat competitor materials on every front. This profile is slowly milled to the net ‘finished’ dimensions of approximately 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. It is available in lengths up to twenty feet long.
Ipe’s botanical name is Tabebuia, but it also goes by Brazilian Walnut and Ironwood. An untreated board of 1 x 4 Ipe has a bold brown color with some boards displaying red and amber tones. If left untreated Ipe will naturally age to a smooth silver patina.
If building a solid structure that will last long-term is on your to-do list, Ipe is the best choice you can make. According to tests conducted by the United States Naval Laboratory and US Forest Research Laboratory it has been shown that Ipe surpasses every other wood and plastic material. With Ipe hardwood, you can breathe easy and not worry about constant maintenance or your structure weakening.
Ipe has a demonstrated ability to resist wood rot, mold, decay and wood boring insects. This makes it the best choice for customers who want a dependable material. It has been proven to outlast hardwood alternatives and composites during its lifespan. This is thanks to its high density and natural oils. Its dense grain also gives Ipe plenty of other benefits. It has a proven lifespan of 75 or more years. You won’t have to worry about replacing your outdoor project for decades to come. It is also resistant to cracking and splintering and will require little maintenance over its lifespan. An occasional surface cleaning is all that is needed to make sure that your project will stay clean and beautiful.
To help retain Ipe’s stunning colors you can apply a coating of Ipe Oil. Ipe Oil is a great product that does an wonderful job at preserving the deep brown, red and amber hues of your decking project. With an occasional application of Ipe Oil you can ensure that your deck will look stunning and fresh for years to come.
Ipe will outperform any hardwood alternatives in any climate. It has been proven to outshine these products during its lifespan while providing a sophisticated look to any home or job site.
For more information about Ipe feel free to contact us and get your free 1 x 4 Ipe quote!