For a truly stunning and long-lasting outdoor project, Ipé (pronounced ee-pay) is the way to go.  It can also be brought inside to be used as hardwood flooring. Grown in Brazil, its heartwood ranges from olive brown to blackish with lighter or darker striping. It’s extremely resistant to attack by decay fungus and insects, and is very durable, commonly seen with a lifespan of 30-75 years. Ipé is low-maintenance, requiring little more than an annual application of a UV protectorate, or if desired, skip the application and enjoy the beautiful natural silver patina that will result.

All dimensions come Air Dried
Kiln Dried available for special order


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  • Mixed Grain
  • 4/4, 5/4 Thicknesses
Dimensions Lengths
1×4 (3/4″ x 3-1/2″ actual) 4′ – 20′
1×6 (3/4″ x 5-1/2″ actual) 4′ – 20′
1×8 (3/4″ x 7-1/4″ actual) 8′ – 20′
5/4×4 (1″ x 3-1/2″ actual) 4′ – 20′
5/4×6 (1″ x 5-1/2″ actual) 4′ – 20′
5/4×8 (1″ x 7-1/4″ actual) 8′ – 20′
5/4×12 (1″ x 11-1/4″ actual) 8′ – 20′
2×2 (1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ actual) 36″
2×4 (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ actual) 8′ – 20′
2×6 (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ actual) 8′ – 20′
2×8 (1-1/2″ x 7-1/4″ actual) 8′ – 20′
2×10 (1-1/2 x 9-1/4 actual) 8′ – 20
2×12 (1-1/2″ x 11-1/4″ actual) 8′ – 20′
3×4 (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ actual) 8′ – 20′
3×6 (2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ actual) 8′ – 20′
3×8 (2-1/2″ x 7-1/4″ actual) 8′ – 20′
4×4 (3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ actual) 8′ – 20′
4×6 (4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ actual) 8′ – 20′
4×8 (3-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ actual) 8′ – 20′
4×12 (3-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ actual) 8′ – 20′
6×6 (5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ actual) 8′ – 20′



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Sales Team

Jimmy Cowart Outdoor Living Sales


Outdoor Living Sales

Phone: (251) 330-7702

Jimmy Cowart is a US Navy veteran, great-grandfather and ordained minister.  He enjoys woodworking, cooking, and creative projects. He’s involved in Santa outreach and Road Riders for Jesus motorcycle ministries.

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Outdoor Living Sales

Phone: (251) 330-7712

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