Ipe & Garapa Hardwoods

Rich, warm and full of character

We use quality materials and components in our furnishings. Our commitment to continual improvement in process and construction takes those materials even further.

Ipe (pronounced “Ee-Pay”) is an exotic hardwood with a fine texture, reddish brown color and lots of character. Garapa is golden-yellow in color, has tight grain and good durability. An aesthetic V-groove is formed at each adjoining board of our hardwood furnishings, adding a look of depth as well as longevity in the elements.

Ipe Hardwood

Exceptionally Durable

Ipe boasts the highest resistance to decay and rotting among any commercially available hardwood. Commonly used in decking and even bridge building, Ipe’s also an excellent choice for outdoor furnishings. We guarantee our Ipe material won’t suffer structural damage due to rot, decay or insect infestation for 25 years.

Incredibly Dense

Ipe is notoriously challenging to work with due to its density; it even shares the same fire rating as steel and concrete. According to the Janka hardness test, Ipe is one the very hardest woods in the world. Nevertheless, our experienced craftsmen work it with skill.

Superior Stability

The wood characteristics of Ipe allow the boards to resist twisting, bow, cracks, and cupping with little movement from season to season.

Responsible Hardwoods

Our hardwoods are harvested from managed forests from reputable FSC accredited suppliers complying with local and national import laws.

Care

Assuming you’ve decided you want to maintain the finished look of Ipe as opposed to letting it weather to a silver patina, staining should be done annually at a minimum (1-3 times a year depending on climate). Download the PDF titled "Ipe Hardwood Stain Instructions" for more detailed information on the care of your Ipe hardwood furnishings.


Garapa Hardwood

Considerably Durable

Garapa’s tight grain gives it good durability and moderate natural resistance to insects; it’s often thought of as an alternative to Teak. We stand behind our material and guarantee our Garapa won’t suffer structural damage due to rot, decay or insect infestation for 10 years.

Natural Shimmer

Garapa displays a unique characteristic called wood iridescence, producing a natural shimmer. Garapa comes unstained standard.

Slow Air Dried

All our hardwood lumber is air dried for 90 days before millwork. After the timbers are cut to our specific profiles, they’re stacked on lathe slats to further cure. Finally, we quality test our hardwoods upon receipt ensuring the moisture content falls within an acceptable range, minimizing checking and movement.

Responsible Hardwoods

Our hardwoods are harvested from managed forests from reputable FSC accredited suppliers complying with local and national import laws.

N0 Stain

Garapa is left unstained. If you’d like to have it stained please specify that when ordering (for an additional charge).


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