Ipe Decking

What are some of the common use of Ipe decking wood?

When it comes to building an outdoor deck, the most important decision to make is choosing which type of wood you will be using for your project.  There are many builders, homeowners, and contractors who prefer to use Ipe decking wood.  Why Ipe decking wood?

Ipe is also known as Ironwood because of its durability and ability to last up to 40 years. Ipe wood hails from the Brazilian Amazon, and was used for many purposes during ancient times. Some of the uses for Ipe decking wood included: 

  • Ipe was used as medicine
  • Ipe was used as shelter
  • Ipe was used for transportation
  • Ipe was used to build tools
  • Ipe was used to build hunting materials and equipment

Ipe decking wood can be used for a wide variety of projects

While the common use for Ipe wood is for decks and outdoor patios, there are other types of projects builders and homeowners use Ipe for. Some other type of projects built with Ipe includes:

  • Tool handles
  • Boardwalks
  • Custom furniture ( Tables, Chairs, Dressers)
  • Flooring ( Indoors)
  • Bridges & Railing s
  • Veneers
  • Turnery

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This decking wood is also the preferred choice for many because of the following:

  • Ipe is a fire resistant decking wood
  • Ipe is resistant to decay
  • Ipe is naturally beautiful
  • Ipe is less likely to decay and/or rot
  • Ipe can last up to 20 years without any preservatives or treatment

Here’s how to work with Ipe decking hardwood for best results

When it comes to installing Ipe and creating a beautiful deck, you have to know how to work with this type of decking wood for the best results. Whether you are building a patio, outdoor deck or furniture, it’s imperative to know how to apply the decking wood correctly. This way you can ensure a seamless installation process of your decking wood.  Here are some simple tips to help you with the decking wood installation process:

  • Ipe works best when you nail it by  hand
  • Ipe  works best if you pre-drill the  decking wood before installation
  • Ipe works best if you test different finishes before your finial finish
  • Ipe works best if you use high quality drill bits

Let our decking specialists help you choose the perfect decking wood for your next project!

With its natural beauty, durability and long life, it’s no wonder why many people choose Ipe hardwood for their projects. Whether you want to build your deck with Ipe or a different type of decking wood, we can help.  At Austin Wholesale Decking, we have a large selection of natural, composite decking and plastic decking wood for you to choose from. Call our knowledgeable decking specialists and let them help you choose the perfect decking wood for your building projects!


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Call Austin Wholesale Decking to discover if Ipe decking wood is the right choice for your next outdoor project!

If you need assistance learning more about Ipe decking wood and its common uses, give one of our decking specialists a call today. At Austin Wholesale Decking, we can help you choose Ipe for your next project or give you information about the other type of decking woods we have available. Whether you choose Ipe or any type of wood, you can rest assured our decking specialist can help you bring your next project to life! We also carry other tropical hardwoods such as Itauba, Massaranduba, Cumaru, and many composite decking and plastic decking woods. 

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