Ipe wood is well known among builders, contractors, architects and even homeowners because its proven to last 70+ years outdoors with no maintenance.
Due to the proven longevity of Ipe Wood many professionals specify it for their jobs. As a result this drives up the price. Over the last 10 years we have seen the price of Ipe wood increase over 20 percent.
During the same time frame we have other species that have slightly decreased in price such as Cumaru which is very comparable to Ipe.
Currently for 1 x 6 Ipe wood decking our price is $3.09 per linear foot and for 5/4 x 6 Ipe wood our price is $4.46 per linear foot. Check out our webpage for the most current Ipe Prices
How to Estimate How Much Ipe Wood You Need to Purchase
Hardwood decking like Ipe is priced by the linear foot and most deck projects are calculated by the square foot. This makes estimating and pricing the amount of Ipe wood you will need a little challenging.
We have linear feet to square feet calculators built into our decking pages that will help you convert linear feet to square feet.
As a general rule of thumb if you are using a 6 inch wide deck board and you have a 500 square foot deck you need a little more than double in linear feet since a 6 inch wide board has a net finished width of 5.5 inches.
To be exact you would need 1091 linear feet for a 500 square foot deck if you use 6 inch wide deck boards. Don’t forget to add in some boards for waste and cuts that you may incur when building your deck.
Following this information will help you get an accurate price for an Ipe wood deck. If you find the price of Ipe wood a little higher than you were hoping please contact us. We have other species that are similar to Ipe but cost less.
We speculate that in the future the prices of Ipe will continue to rise as they have. This is one reason we have stocked a steady supply of other species that are nearly identical to Ipe such as Cumaru.
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Our Short Length Ipe Decking Was Used for This Outdoor Kitchen
During the course of the year, we often end up with a lot of excess 3 – 7 foot pieces of exotic decking. Because we’re not in the business of throwing out perfectly usable lumber, we make this material available to consumers who are looking for a great bargain. Our short length Ipe, Cumaru, Tigerwood, & Garapa decking is priced considerably cheaper than you’d think and can be used for a wide range of projects. From stairs and benches, to boat docks and outdoor kitchens, there’s no reason to buy longer length boards when you can save right now with our discount decking sale.
To prove why buying shorter length decking is a great idea, check out this video where actual customers talk about their experience buying short deck material AdvantageLumber.com.
We’re proud to introduce a new, easy, and affordable way to buy ipe decking.
After doing much research and upon the request of our loyal customers, we have developed a Hardwood Store unlike any other.
Currently, you can buy ipe decking from the comfort of your home. So, if at 2AM, you decide to build a deck, you can log into your personal account and buy ipe, deck tools, and accessories easily and securely.
The best part? Because you can now buy hardwood from the Advantage Trim & Lumber Hardwood Store today, you can save even more money due to really low hardwood prices.
We’ll be introducing more hardwood species in the coming months. In the meantime, you can call us directly to order or ask about any of the other hardwood flooring and decking options that are in stock right now.