IPE excellent for decks and boats. Very hard wood with a lot of oils in it. Easily refinished every few years with teak oil.

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H|M Humphrey Munson // Beautiful Handmade Kitchens humphreymunson.co.uk

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Steps at the rear of the backyard are concrete with wood planks on top. The steps, walk, fence, and patio are made of ipe, a Brazilian hardwood. The homeowners were hands-on when it came to landscaping, creating raised beds for vegetables and flowers. The fig tree in the middle is a relic of the house’s previous incarnation.

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