We are considering buying a container of ipe for decking. The price of 1 x 4 is reasonable, so we are looking at 7,000 board feet (BF). I can't find any info on this species, even in the imported wood purchasing guide. All I know is that it is very hard and usually air dried. Anyone have any input?
I have seen ipe used on decks. It's very hard and heavy. I believe "Woods of the World" has a very good description of ipe. The species I have used have given off a yellow powder which was toxic.
Comment from contributor A:
Ipe dust can be irritating, so use a good mask and long sleeved shirt to work.