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Ipé

Ipé

Durability
Very durable
Strength class
D60
Applications

Ipe wood is well known for a wide spread of uses: Interior: e.g. hardwood flooring, parquet and stairs Exterior: e.g. cladding, decking and waterworks

Mass volume
Fresh 1200-1300 kg/m3
Colour
Greenish brown and yellow
Details
The heartwood of Ipé has a greenish brown colour and a very fine stripy pattern. A yellow/green content can be seen in the vessels (Lapachol). The sapwood is easy to dinstinguish. The grain is straight, sometimes irregular or interlocked. The texture is fine.
Grain
Straight, with some irregularities
Texture
Fine
Drying
Drying goes slowly with less defects.
Hardness
13700-16700 N Janka
Machining
Machining goes well, despite the high density and hardness of Ipe wood. A smooth result can be reached. Gluing is reported to be good.
Screwing/nailing
Pre-drilling is recommended.
Finishing surface
Good
Botanical name
Tabebuia serratifolia
Origin area
Tropical Middle and South America
Other names
Bethabara, guyacan, madera negra (Ecuador), ebène vert, ebène jaune (French Guyana), whalebone greenheart (Guyana), amapa (Mexico), guayacan (Panama), lapacho negro, guayacan (Paraguay, Argentina), tahuari (Peru), groenhart (Surinam).
Remarks
FSC Ipe is available in the Amazon region of Brazil. The large trees reach up to 40 m with diameters of about 100 cm. The sapwood is a few cm wide. Ipé contains Lapachol, which is used for medical applications.
Family
Bignoniaceae