6 x 6 Ipe
6 x 6 Ipe – The Best Wood for Bridges, Fences, & Docks
6 x 6 Ipe is the largest dimensional size of Ipe we sell. While it may not be the more prominent feature on your project 6 x 6 Ipe has many uses that can really tie a project together. It’s great for bridge support, fence posts, privacy walls and docks! This profile is slowly milled down to a net ‘finished’ dimension of approximately 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. It is available in lengths from three to eighteen feet.
Ipe is one of the strongest wood materials in the world. With high tolerance and strength characteristics.
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 displaying red and amber hues. If left untreated through it’s lifetime Ipe will naturally transition to a smooth silver patina.
Ipe’s has shown a proven ability to fight wood rot, mold, decay and wood boring insects. It is a great option for customers who want a long lasting durable decking option. It has been proven to outlast other decking materials. 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 up to 75 years. you won’t have to worry about replacing your project for decades to come. It is also resistant to cracking and splintering. It will require little maintenance over its lifespan will retaining its great benefits. To keep the deck clean all that is needed is a periodic surface cleaning.
To retain Ipe’s stunning bold color you can intermittently apply a coating of Ipe Oil. Ipe Oil is a great product that will help preserve the deep brown, red and amber hues of your decking project.
Ipe will best any hardwood alternatives in any climate. It has demonstrated the ability to outshine these products during its lifespan while providing a refined appearance to any home or job site.
For more information about Ipe feel free to contact us and get your free 6 x 6 Ipe quote!