Commonly found in South America. Ipe is possibly the most well known exotic hardwood in North America.
Ipe hardwood is a generally chosen for its high density and resistance to scratches, decay and insects. The lumber will last a long time, It is just as fire resistant as steel and remains strong as it ages.
Ipe hardwood does not need to be treated with any chemical sealants or finishes. Rather, a standard oil-based finish can be used once per year to seal the wood. The material’s color ranges from a deep brown to yellow-brown with grey undertones.