2 x 2 Ipe
2 x 2 Ipe – The Best Wood Spindle Material
2 x 2 Ipe is a versatile dimensional size of Ipe that has many applications. It is a great for Handrail systems, spindles, lattices and more! 2 x 2 Ipe is milled slowly in our warehouse to a net ‘finished’ dimensions of approximately 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″. It is available in lengths starting at two feet long. When you own a complete Ipe deck, you are ensuring that your structure will last and look stunning for decades.
Working with 2 x 2 Ipe is ideal if you want to build structures that are durable and resilient to insects and harsh climates. This dense material is a great option if long-lasting and very low maintenance are things you are looking for.
We’ll give you a run down of what makes Ipe the best choice for a hardwood deck. Ipe’s botanical name is Tabebuia, but it also goes by Brazilian walnut and Ironwood. An untreated piece of Ipe has a rich brown color with some pieces showing red and amber hues. If left untreated Ipe will naturally mature to a smooth silver patina.
With it’s proven ability to resist wood rot, mold, decay and wood boring insects, Ipe is a great options for customers who want a lifelong low upkeep wood. It has been shown to outperform composite materials and hardwood alternatives. This is thanks to its very high density and in grain natural oils. Its dense grain also gives Ipe a plethora of other benefits. Based on research from both the US Naval Research Laboratory and the US Forest Products Laboratory Ipe has a lifespan of up to 75 years. This means you won’t have to worry about replacing your project for decades to come. It is also be resistant to cracking and splintering. It will require very little maintenance over its lifespan while retaining its great benefits. To keep your deck clean all that is necessary is an occasional surface washing.
To retain Ipe’s magnificent colors you can simply utilize an occasional coating of Ipe Oil. Ipe Oil will help preserve those rich brown, red and amber hues of your decking project. It’s a great way to ensure that your deck will look like it was freshly installed for many years to come.
Ipe will beat out any hardwood alternatives in any category. It’s a wood that has strength, durability and long term affordability in mind.
For more information about Ipe feel free to contact us and get your free 2 x 2 Ipe quote!