Exotic hardwood from the Amazon forest in Brazil. Ipe is also known as Brazilian Walnut, Amapa, Cortez, Guayacan Polvillo, among others.
It is rated by the US Forest Lab for 25 years plus, which is the best decay resistance rating available. Naturally resistant to fire (rated class A by the NFPA or class 1 by the UBC) insects, moisture, and movement, this hardwood is perfect for exterior commercial and residential applications such as decks, docks, or exterior furniture.
Due to it's dense cell structure, it is best pre-drilled and fastened with stainless hardware,
IT is a dense hard, heavy wood. Very resistant to decay and termites with an average lifespan over 20 years. Richly Red to dark reddish brown colored, straight grained and smooth.
The color can be preserved using annual applications of a UV inhibiting deck oil.
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Also known as: Goncalo Alves, Brazilian Koa, and Muiracatiara .
A fine quality hardwood that features a unique light golden-brown to reddish-brown coloring with exotic black and brown streaks.
Tigerwood is an exotic hardwood that is naturally resistant to rot and decay, is an extremely durable hardwood. Offers a 25+ year lifespan without preservative.
There are many other exotic species not listed here. each one with particular characteristics and beauty. Ask Best deck builders for advice on exotic woods