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Wood Properties of Ipe

Ipe Alternative Name 1
Lapacho

Ipe Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Ipe Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Ipe Availability of Wood
Limited

Ipe Available As Lumber
Yes

Ipe Available as Veneer
Yes

Ipe Available only in small sizes
No

Ipe Bending Strength
High

Ipe Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate to Severe

Ipe Botanical Name
Tabebuia spp.

Ipe Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Ipe Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Ipe Color of Wood
Yellow or Golden Brown

Ipe Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Ipe Crushing Strength
High

Ipe Decorative Figure
Yes

Ipe Density
Extremely high

Ipe Drilling
Good

Ipe Fill before Finishing
Does not require a filler

Ipe Gluing
Good

Ipe Grain
Mostly Straight

Ipe Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Faint growth ring

Ipe Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Ipe Hand Tooling
Difficult

Ipe Hardness
Very Hard, extremely difficult to dent

Ipe Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Ipe Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological problems or skin irritation

Ipe Interlocked Grain
Yes

Ipe Kiln-dried Shrinkage
High

Ipe Machine Tools
Somewhat Difficult

Ipe Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Ipe Movement after drying
Low

Ipe Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Ipe Nailing
Tends to split wood - Requires pre-drilled pilot hole

Ipe Natural Durability
Very durable

Ipe Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Ipe Painting
Fair

Ipe Planing
Fair

Ipe Polishing
Fair

Ipe Pounds per cubic foot maximum
64

Ipe Pounds per cubic foot minimum
60

Ipe Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Ipe Sanding
Good

Ipe Sawing
High cutting resistance - Wood tends to bind or burn

Ipe Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Ipe Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Ipe Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Ipe Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Ipe Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Ipe Specific Gravity
Extrememly high

Ipe Specific Gravity maximum
1.08

Ipe Specific Gravity minimum
1.08

Ipe Staining
Good

Ipe Steam Bending
Satisfactory

Ipe Stiffness
Extremely High

Ipe Surface Preparation for Finishing
Yes

Ipe Texture of the Wood
Intermediate

Ipe Toughness
High

Ipe Turning
Good

Ipe Weight
Extremely heavy

Ipe Wood Defects
Warp

Ipe Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Ipe Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Ipe Use for Carving
no

Ipe Use for Cooperage
no

Ipe Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Ipe Use for Flooring
YES

Ipe Use for Furniture
no

Ipe Use for Handles
YES

Ipe Use for Heavy Construction
no

Ipe Use for Inlay
no

Ipe Use for Interior Finish
no

Ipe Use for Light Construction
no

Ipe Use for Marine Applications
no

Ipe Use for Marquetry
no

Ipe Use for Millwork
no

Ipe Use for Models and Patterns
no

Ipe Use for Musical Instruments
no

Ipe Use for Novelties
no

Ipe Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Ipe Use for Shingles
no

Ipe Use for Sports Equipment
no

Ipe Use for Turnery
YES

Ipe Use for Woodenware
no





     
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