Why Ipe for Timbers & Beams?

Ipe wood is a extremely popular outdoor timber and beam that provides a beautiful long lasting structural member. Ipe is extremely hard; therefore, Ipe timbers will wear well and last a very long time. It is great in harsh environments like near the ocean or beach. We can help you with everything you need to pick your ipe timbers and beams, including advice on installation, hardwear, and maintenance. We have a group of experts who can give advice on installing your Ipe timbers and the type of wood drying needed in your area. Since wood is a organic product, you want to make sure you provide the proper spacing, drying, and ventilation for your Ipe wood. We want to make our business relationship and your Ipe timbers are built to be long lasting.

What is Ipe Wood?

Ipe (Brazilian Walnut).  Pronounced e-pay, Ipe is widely recognized as one of the hardest and most durable timber species in the world. The color ranges from dark brown to olive-brown and sometimes almost blackish tones, with wide variation in grains. It is one of the South American ironwoods. It is naturally durable and resistant to rot and decay, making it an excellent choice for exterior applications like Ipe Decking or Ipe Siding. It not only lasts a long time, but has the beauty of an interior hardwood. Ipe is a popular natural alternative to PVC or composite products. It outlasts other popular wood decking species such as treated Pine, Cedar, Redwood and Douglas Fir.

What are Ipe Timbers used for?

Ipe Timbers are mainly used for outdoor applications for structures including pergolas, cabanas, shelters, gazebos, trellises, and any outdoor structure that needs to carry a heavy load. Ipe Timbers are the best natural spanning and support structure material available. Ipe Timbers will last 45+ years once installed and can last even longer. Ipe timber structures are great for parks, churches, or garden areas because they will last and can take heavy use.


Ipe Wood


12/4 Thickness

3″ x 6″  (Net Size  2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  x  8′ – 20′)

3″ x 8″  (Net Size  2-1/2″ x 7-1/4″  x  8′ – 20′)

3″ x 10″  (Net Size  2-1/2″ x 9-1/4″  x  8′ – 20′)

3″ x 12″  (Net Size  2-1/2″ x 11-1/4″  x  8′ – 20′)

16/4 Thickness

4″ x 4″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)

4″ x 6″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)

4″ x 8″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 7-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)

4″ x 10″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 9-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)

4″ x 12″ (Net Size 3-1/2″ x 11-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)

24/4 Thickness

6″ x 6″ (Net Size 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ x 8′ – 20′)

6″ x 12″ (Net Size 5-1/2″ x 11-1/4″ x 8′ – 20′)

32/4 Thickness

8″ x 8″ (Full) (Net Size 8″ x 8″ x 8′ – 20′)

Custom milling available to any specification. Please  contact us  for custom sizes or special orders.


  • Janka hardness is  3,680 (12% m.c.)
  • Average weight is 72 lbs  per cubic foot
  • Bending strength is  25,360 psi


  • High density, which results in a high fire-resistance rating
  • Natural resistance to rot and decay
  • Heartwood is very resistant to attack by fungi and termites
  • Great for outdoor applications
  • Popular natural alternative to PVC or composite products

East Teak Hardwood is your best resource for all of your Hardwood needs!

Contact us today for more information, to request a sample, or to request a quote.