Ipe (pronounced eepay) (Tabebuia) Also known in the commercial market as Ironwood
Famous for its beauty, the wood appears oily and has a medium texture boasting an olive brown to black color as the heartwood, and a whitish yellow as the sapwood. Once milled, it will eventually darken to a rich medium to dark brown.
Ipe is a very strong, dense and heavy wood, being 3 times harder than Oak. It is rated very high in all the strength categories as well as stability and durability with a natural resistance to insects and decay. Ipe also carries a Class A fire rating which is the same as given to steel and concrete.
sizes available – 140×19