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IPE Decking

Header: IPE Decking, 90mm x 19mm, Random Lengths

IPE decking has often been regarded as the Rolls Royce of deck planking. It is extremely hard and stable and weathers to a beautiful grey. Unfortunately due to the high demand on the product, and limited supply,  IPE decking comes at a premium price. We do not normally keep stock of IPE, but will buy in  on an order only basis.




IPE Decking


Common Name(s): 

Ipe, Brazilian Walnut, Lapacho

Scientific Name: 

Handroanthus spp. (formerly placed in the Tabebuia genus)


Tropical Americas (Central and South America); also farmed commercially

Tree Size: 

100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 

69 lbs/ft3 (1,100 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): 

.91, 1.10

Janka Hardness: 

3,510 lbf (15,620 N)

Modulus of Rupture: 

25,660 lbf/in2 (177.0 MPa)

Elastic Modulus: 

3,200,000 lbf/in2 (22.07 GPa)

Crushing Strength:

13,600 lbf/in2 (93.8 MPa)

Shrinkage: Radial: 

5.9%, Tangential: 7.2%, Volumetric: 12.4%, T/R Ratio: 1.2

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