This page provides information about Care, Assembly, and
Construction of our Ipe wood outdoor furniture.
How to Care for Ipe Furniture
ur Ipe wood
outdoor furniture comes in a natural finish, with
a light coat of linseed oil applied at the factory.
No stain has been applied to our Ipe furniture. Maintenance
requirements are minimal and vary
depending on where your Ipe furniture is placed.
Ipe furniture that receives full exposure to
the elements, you can let the wood weather naturally
or you can occasionally apply an oil finish
(as described below). For Ipe furniture
in a covered or shaded location, oiling
is rarely needed. Wood sealants
or varnish should not be used on Ipe furniture.
Our durable Ipe wood furniture
can be left outdoors in the sun, rain and snow.
Over time, the UV rays in sunlight will mellow
the natural dark brown color of Ipe wood into
a handsome pewter gray. Even
color fades, the structural integrity of this
long-lasting Ipe furniture remains strong and
sturdy. Water damage, bugs or wood rot will NEVER
be a problem with your Ipe furniture. If your
is left outdoors, an occasional oiling
color of the wood from the fading effects of
consists of applying linseed oil
2 - 3 times a year. Linseed oil is inexpensive
and is available at any hardware store. Simply
wipe linseed oil on your Ipe furniture with a
rag, and wipe off any excess after 30 minutes. Instead
of linseed oil, you may wish to use one of the
many premium wood oils that are available.
It is best to let your Ipe
furniture weather for
30 - 60 days before
the initial oiling so that
the oil can better penetrate the dense wood.
In some cases your Ipe
furniture may need to be cleaned,
such as if tree sap drips on the furniture
or if mildew
develops. Use a stiff brush and soapy
water followed by a rinse with the hose,
or you may use a standard wood cleaning
product such as tri-sodium phosphate. The
can be refreshed in
heavily weathered Ipe furniture with
thorough sanding followed by an application
Like all woods, Ipe will
exhibit some checking, or small surface cracks,
as a result of exposure to the temperatures and
surface cracks do not affect the
integrity of the wood. Checking is
reason for its popularity as a
decking wood. Ipe
wood has exceptional physical properties
and provides superior performance for outdoor
Ipe Furniture Assembly
On each of our
product pages, the information listed at the bottom
of the page
indicates whether the piece requires
assembly or no assembly. Products that
require partial assembly come as a kit
the majority of the piece has been factory
instructions are included in every package.
Assembly time is approximately 15 to 30 minutes per piece.
If the furniture piece has
dowels, you may wish to glue them during your
but it is not required and the instructions do
not specify gluing. When
gluing is desired, we recommend an outdoor
wood glue such as Titebond
or Gorilla Glue. Please allow glue
to set at least 6 hours before using the
is made from 100% solid Ipe wood. The wood has been
kiln dried and is premium grade, meaning
it has an even colorationand no knots. The main structural
joints of our furniture use sturdy mortise and tenon construction.