Botanical name: Tabebuia  ssp.
Weight: 1050 kg/m3
Origin: Central and South Americs

 

 

"There are many different types of Ipe. Besides the dimensions also the wood properties could be divergent, due to the wide growing area of Ipe. The description below relates to Greenheart from Suriname. The other wood types are barely different, although they are somewhat less heavy and less strong."

 

The stated weight (kg / m3) is measured with a moisture percentage of approximately 12%. The botanical name is Tabebuia ssp., mainly Tabebuia Serratifolia. Its heartwood tend to vary in color from reddish brown to a more yellowish olive brown or darker brown color. Its demarcated sapwood is yellowish gray.

Interesting facts:

*Ipe is extremely dense and durably, as well as extremely difficult to work with, because of its incredible hardness and strenght. Among flooring dealers it is referred to Brazilian Walnut, though it is not related to true Walnut in the Juglans genus.

* Ipe could be difficult to distinguish visually from Cumaru, though Ipe tends to be darker and lacks the subtle characteristic vanilla scent while being worked.

*Greenheart from Suriname (Ipe Lapacho) owes its name to the presence of the content substance Lapachol. This substance is responsible for the greenish yellow streaks in the wood.

*It is possible to distinguish Greenheart genus Ipe Lapacho from the other Ipe species by mixing it with the substance Ammonia? The Lapachol, we already talked about, will turns red therefore.

Ipé (Sq. edged - Kiln dried)

Thickness: 27 mm

Fixed widths: 180 mm, 205 mm en 230 mm 

* Even if the wood type or dimensions you are looking for are not mentioned, we would be happy to hear your request. Perhaps the stock has changed or we expect / realize the dimensions in question in the (short) term.