(828) 808-3617

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9 Hickman Dr.
Asheville, NC 28803
(Just North of I-40 on Sweeten Creek Rd.)

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Ipe Decking – Weather Resistant, Bug Resistant, Fungus Resistant, Fire Resistant and Long-Lasting!

Also, It Is The Best Boat Dock Decking Available!

We Sell:

5/4″ x 6″ ( 1″ x 5.5″)

1″ x 6″ (.750″ x 5.5″)

21mm x 145mm (.832in x 5.7in)


We sell:

E4E (Eased 4 Edges) and Edge Grooved (For Hidden Fasteners)

Edge Grooved Milled To Spec


We also have Ipe Tounge and Groove Decking – Beautifully Milled.  The best porch decking just got reasonable!

You’ll save up to $4 sq.ft for premium stock!  We have available these sizes:

21mm x 145mm (.832in x 5.7in) net size: 7/8″ x 5 1/4″

5/4″ x 6″ net size: 15/16″ x 5″

5/4″ x 4″ net size: 1″ x 3″

Prices dependent on lot size.  All milled to spec.

Most Recent Testimonial:


I am writing this letter to say thanks and how happy I am with not only the material I purchased from you sight unseen, but the great service and attention to detail you guys provided during our purchase and shipping. You guys really know your products which makes a big difference in the overall experience when dealing with retailers these days. I am very pleased with the quality of my order, and look forward to doing business with you again soon. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and clients.

E. D.

Carrollton, GA

Ipe (pronounced e-pay) Decking:

is a hardwood flooring and frequently goes by various names… or is grouped with similar exotic hardwoods: Cambera, Ipe decking, Brazilian walnut flooring, greenheart wood, Ironwood™, and Pau Lope™ to name a few. Brazilian Ipe wood is one of the most stable of all the durable timbers. The timber was tested by the US Navy in a Panama Canal study in 1962 stating that Ipe is one of the top performers in resistance to decay, termites, and borers. Of woods tested, it was one of the very few that is readily commercially available. It is a heavy timber, approximately 69lbs. per cubic foot when dry, generally sinks in water, and is fire resistant. Often referred to as one of the hardest woods known to man, Ipe will outlast most all other decking products on the market. It’s rich and warm appearance is arguably the most attractive decking that exists.

Most of this hardwood flooring grows in South America and it is noted for extreme density and hardness (actually sinks in water). Ipe as a deck wood is five times harder than pressure treated yellow southern pine Ipe decking carries the highest rating against rot and insects (termites). Ipe deck wood exceeds the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for slip resistance when wet.
Ipe as a deck wood carries the highest rating for fire resistance. Ipe is so durable that, left untreated, it will last over 40 years, and up to 100 years if deck oil is applied. Ipe hardwood decks typically have a deep, rich brown luster with some pieces displaying a golden hue giving the wood beauty and character. Conclusion: There is no other natural material that will outlast or look as beautiful as Ipe deck wood. Ipe hardwood decks will remain smooth and splinter free as long as you own your deck! Ipe deck wood provides the beauty of wood without the hassles of the high maintenance pressure treated decking. Ipe decking is beauty in wood… and extremely low maintenance.

  • Stable and Durable – LONG LASTING!

  • Dries Well with no checking, twisting or bow

  • Naturally Resistant to Decay, Termites, Borers and Fire!

  • Ground Contact OK without treatment

  • Best Choice for Decks!

  • Attractive,  Smooth and LOW MAINTENANCE!

Strength & Durability

Ipe CCA-Treated Pine Composite Decking


Hardwood Softwood Plastic Wood


Low High Low

Decay Resistance

High Varies Varies

Termite Resistance

High Varies Varies


High Medium Low

Movement in Service

Low High High

Fire Rating Class

High Varies Low

Weight per cu. ft.

69lbs. 35lbs. 60 – 64lbs.

Bending Strength (in psi)

25,400 9,900 – 14,500 1,423 – 4,500


3,140,000 1,170,000 – 1,510,000 175,000 – 480,000

Shear Strength

2,060 1,370 561 – 1,010


3,680 690 940 – 1,390



I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that the IPE decking arrived! Thank you so much for helping me and answering all of my question. I’m really pleased in the quality of the wood, and of course the price! Thanks again for all you help, and best of luck.


Hey Mark –The quality of wood was fantastic and exactly as described-I purchased the Ipe T&G for front porch and plan to purchase in future—I love a hasslefree, trustworthy supplier in my business and to know I can count on that long distance service from you guy s-—Alan-Durham NC


Just wanted to thank you again for a great purchasing experience. My wife had a great time rummaging through the warehouses and she made it a point to say we needed to get back up there for any future projects we take on around the house. I went up there after doing my research and from most suppliers I would have paid 50% more and that’s figuring in a 500ft minimum for most sources. There’s no arguing that you have probably the best deals on exotic hardwood decking around. As a bonus my wife loves the new mat she picked up for the front door and couldn’t help but talk about how much she saved over having bought a similar mat from World Market.

Hi Mark
Just wanted to give you an update on the ipe decking I got from you a couple of years back.
Have to say the deck still looks great and has held up amazingly well despite the beating
it takes (its in the sun all day). Again I enjoyed working with you and hope to get up there
soon and look at flooring for my renovated upstairs.
Jay Castriotta

I purchased a pallet of IPE decking from you in early September.  This was my first transaction with you, but after I met you I “took a chance” and made the purchase sight unseen.  When the product arrived straight off the ship I loaded the banded pallet into my trailer and hauled it to Florida for use on my deck.  After unloading and inspecting the 292 pcs., I found only a couple boards with minor blemishes.  It was a fantastic deal, and I would highly recommend you, Mark, and Scrounger’s Paradise to anyone.
Take care,
Jim Burnett