Ipe / Lapacho

WOOD FEATURES

 

Botanic name:

Tabebuia ipe Standl.

Tabebuia serratifolia Nichols.

Commercial names:

Ipe, Lapacho.

Location and traceability:

All our Ipe comes from enviromentally friendly sustainable plantations in Central and South America.

Wood Fitness:

Ipe is rated as Exterpark WFA+

 

Physical properties:

COLOR: brown-red to brown-green.

Will fade to silver grey if exposed to U.V. rays.

High density wood with no risk to be attacked by termite.

GRAIN: interweaved

DENSITY: 1.050 Kg/m3

HARDNESS: very hard

CONTRACTION: limited

CONTRACTION COEFFICIENT:

Volumetric: (0.68)

Tangential: 6.4-6.5% (0.35)

Radial: 5.1-5.2% (0.26)

DURABILITY: very resistent against the action of fungi, insects and termites.

 

Mechanical properties:

Static bending - bending strenght: 184 N/mm2

Elasticity Module: 18.300 - 18.800 N/mm2

Axial compression: 95 N/mm2

Perpendicular compression: -

Shear stress: 14 N/mm2