3 x 6 Ipe
3 x 6 Ipe – Solid Hardwood Support for Your Deck
One thing that you can expect from a 3 x 6 Ipe board is toughness. Ipe is the most time-proven and thoroughly tested hardwood you can buy. 3 x 6 Ipe is perfect for Gazebos, Pergolas, Bridges and more. This profile is slowly milled in our warehouses across the country to a net ‘finished’ dimension of approximately 2 1/2″ thick by 5 1/2″ wide. It is available in a variety of lengths from three feet up to twenty feet.
Ipe’s botanical name is Tabebuia. Ipe has also been labeled as Brazilian walnut and Ironwood. An untreated piece of Ipe has a deep rich brown color with some boards demonstrating red and amber hues. If left untreated Ipe will naturally mature to a smooth silvery patina over it’s lifespan.
Ipe has a proven ability to resist wood rot, mold, decay and wood boring insects. This makes it a great option for customers who want a long lasting durable material. It has been proven to outlast other hardwood materials and composite alternatives. This is thanks to its high density and natural oils.
Its dense grain also gives Ipe plenty of other benefits. According to research by both the US Naval Laboratory and the US Forest Research Laboratory Ipe 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 very low maintenance over its lifespan while retaining its great benefits. To keep the wood clean all that is needed is a periodic surface cleaning.
To retain Ipe’s stunning colors you can easily apply an occasional coating of Ipe Oil. Ipe Oil is a great product that will help preserve the brown, red and amber hues of your project. It is a great way to preserve the brand new look of your material for many years to come.
When compared to Douglas fir and Southern Yellow Pine Ipe outperforms on many levels. This includes Density, Stability, Durability and Lifespan. Ipe will surpass any hardwood alternatives in any climate. It has been proven to outshine these products during its lifespan while providing a refined look to any home or job site.
For more information about Ipe feel free to contact us and get your free 3 x 6 Ipe quote!