(Tabebuia spp.), more commonly known as Brazilian Walnut or “Iron wood” is an extremely dense, durable and beautiful tropical hardwood from South America. The highest quality and most consistent Ipe is harvested in Brazil. It is one of the most stable of all the durable timbers. It dries extremely well with little checking, twisting, or bow. It is widely recognized for its strength and natural resistance to decay. It can be used in ground contact without preservatives or additional treatments. Ipe has become the predominant specie used for residential decks as well when the most attractive and durable wood is desired.