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I used some Ipe decking I bought off of craigslist for real cheep. Ripped it to size, cut tongue and groove then sanded and stained with Australian Timber Oil. Took me three days to install. NOT A FUN PROJECT but was worth every minute.
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#1 posted 04-30-2014 08:50 AM
Love IPE did a 11’ front gate out of it and couldnt be happier. Beautiful work on your project….
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#2 posted 04-30-2014 12:37 PM
Looks fantastic! When you say you bought it cheap…. How cheap is cheap?
I have long thought Ipe would serve well as fascia on eaves too.
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#3 posted 04-30-2014 01:00 PM
Heavy! You must’ve gone through some blades and bits on this, but now you have eaves that’ll outlast the house! Nice Job!
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#4 posted 04-30-2014 01:17 PM
Beautiful results but I’m sure that was hell running all those board feet through, then installing them. My arms are tired just thinking about it! Great job!
-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."
#5 posted 04-30-2014 04:47 PM
I paid $500 for as much Ipe as I could carry in my truck. It came out to just under 1 dollar a linear foot for 1×6 boards. I couldn’t turn it down so I loaded my Chevy as high as I could. I was definitely well over the trucks weight limit but I drove really slow. It was quite the sight. My wife just looked at me and shook her head when I pulled up in my truck. I bought a drum sander for the job and used my table saw to make the tongue and groove. It would have been to dangerous and would use too many bits with my router table.
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#6 posted 05-03-2014 08:33 PM
My only concern would be ventilation where you would usually have vented soffets, but it looks really good.
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