Ipe quality issues, what is acceptable and what isn’t
Ipe is a beautiful timber and from time to time we get sent images asking questions pertaining to the quality and asked the question “Is this acceptable”
The grading quality of timber refers to the raw timber and the qualities of the timber not the quality of the mill that has processed it.
I would like your comments on what you accept and what you wont, expectations are an important concept when supplying an organic product.
Cost has also got a lot to do with this, Ipe is and should be treated as one of the most desirable timber species to have as a Hardwood Decking Material, there is no such thing as cheap Ipe.
If you have poor quality timber you will spend a lot of time making it look good, if you buy expensive or better machined timber your installation time is reduced as you have little making good to do….