Ipe has a few different names but its all the same wood. The most common alternative is Brazilian Walnut Wood, but its also known as Lapacho Wood. While its hard to determine where these names actually came from its most likely that Brazilian Walnut is just an easier way for English speaking people to say Ipe.
Brazilian Walnut/Ipe Wood Info
- The Scientific way of saying Ipe is actually Handroanthus spp.
- Trees are usually about 100 ft.-300 ft. tall
- It is one of the most dense woods available