Here at Sterritt Lumber, we pride ourselves with inventory and access to a wide variety of FSC Ipe products. We have completed FSC Certified boardwalks, hiking trails, bridges, commercial decks, condominium developments, and residential projects. We handle all Ipe inquiries, even the most hard to come by stock, with care and great detail.
This Brazilian species is one of the most stable of all the durable timbers. It dries extremely well with little checking, twisting, or cupping. It is widely recognized for its strength and natural resistance to decay. In addition, Ipe can be used in ground contact without preservatives or additional treatments.
Widely used in commercial exterior construction such as boardwalks, piers and benches, it has recently become the best choice for residential decks due to its low maintenance, attractive color, and extremely smooth surface that has stood the test of time. It is a heavy timber, (approximately 69lbs. per cubic foot when dry), and generally sinks in water. In addition, it is resistant to flame. FSC Ipe is a beautiful and strong wood that when installed, will give you a low maintenance decking option for years to come!
Not only will FSC Ipe add value to your decking project, but you can rest assured that this material has passed the strict environmental standards established by the Forest Stewardship Council. Not only will this decking materials last a long time, but it has been forested and harvested responsibly! Sustainability is the key to well-managed forests, and by purchasing this product, you can rest assured that the forests will be populated with an abundance of exotic hardwood like FSC Ipe for generations to come!