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:: 6 x 6 Ipe Decking Post
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6 x 6 Ipe Decking Post
Net: 6" x 6"
Starting at $40.62 per LF
When strength matters, this post is for you
Rough rustic look
Extreme beam capacity
8'-11' = $40.62/LF | 12'-15' = $44.00/LF | 16'-20' = $48.00/LF
Ipe wood is a highly prized hardwood which is renowned for it's beauty and durability. While expensive when compared to many traditional hardwoods, with proper care it can last almost indefinitely and it retains it's beauty for many years even in harsh conditions. Ipe is used in situations where strength and appearance are more important than cost, such as in monuments, long-lasting constructions, and additions to homes which are intended to last near-indefinitely. Ipe is one of the highest quality woods available on the commercial market, and is highly sought after by those looking to make decks, porches or other outdoor wooden structures intended to last and look beautiful for years.
Ipe is known for it's rustic appearance, which belies it's long-lasting nature and sincere strength. Similar in color and appearance to more traditional hardwoods, it retains it's color much longer and is extremely resistant to mold, mildew and sun. When normal woods would grow gray and warp due to rain and sun, Ipe retains it's color and shape with only minimal care and maintenance. This also means that Ipe wood can use a lighter varnish which shows off it's beauty rather than covering it, since the wood is naturally protective and does not require large amounts of chemical treatment to remain useful.
This particular cut is six inches by six inches, making it ideal for support beams in roofs, patios, decks, docks, and other sturdy structures. The size of this beam, and the fact that it is made out of Ipe wood, means that it has very high holding power. This does not mean it is infinitely strong, however, and when designing and building with this cut you should always consult it's documented load-bearing capabilities and not overload it. This cut is specifically designed to be vertically strong, meaning that it can support the most weight top to bottom.
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