In the realm of outdoor furniture, few materials rival the allure and durability of Ipe wood. Renowned for its exceptional strength, natural beauty and resistance to the elements, Ipe wood is quickly becoming a favorite of Saybrook Home customers for their outdoor (and indoor) living spaces. This spring, we are excited to share a brand new line of Ipe Wood Collections from Jensen Outdoor, now on display in both our Old Saybrook and Glastonbury showrooms.
What is Ipe?
Ipe wood, also known as Brazilian Walnut, hails from the dense forests of South America. Ipe is prized for its remarkable durability and rich, natural hues ranging from deep brown to reddish-brown. Characterized by its dense grain and resistance to rot, decay, insects and harsh weather conditions, Ipe wood emerges as a premier choice for outdoor applications, including furniture!
Ipe Outdoor Furniture
Whether you're envisioning a sleek dining set for al fresco meals or a cozy seating arrangement for leisurely lounging, Ipe wood offers unparalleled versatility and aesthetic appeal. At Saybrook Home, we have a few of our favorite Jensen collections on display, including the Opal collection and the Sky collection, both fantastic options for outdoor lounge. The Richmond Dining Table is another fantastic piece we are proud to have on display.
Benefits of Ipe Wood
Durability: Ipe wood is renowned for its exceptional durability, boasting a lifespan of up to 50 years or more with proper maintenance. Its dense composition and natural oils make it highly resistant to rot, decay, insects, and moisture, ensuring longevity even in harsh outdoor environments.
Low Maintenance: Unlike many other outdoor furniture materials that require frequent upkeep, Ipe wood demands minimal maintenance to retain its beauty and integrity. Periodic cleaning with mild soap and water, along with occasional reapplication of a protective finish, is typically all that's needed to keep Ipe wood furniture looking its best.
Timeless Beauty: With its rich, lustrous hues and intricate grain patterns, Ipe wood exudes a timeless elegance that only improves with age. Its natural color deepens over time, imbuing each piece of furniture with a unique character and charm that enhances the visual appeal of any outdoor space.
Sustainability: Ipe wood is harvested from responsibly managed forests in South America, ensuring that its production is environmentally sustainable. By choosing Ipe wood furniture, you can enjoy the beauty of nature without compromising the health of our planet.
In the world of outdoor furniture, Ipe wood stands as a beacon of quality, durability, and timeless beauty. We are so proud to be able to now offer this material and manufacturer here at Saybrook Home. Visit today, or schedule an appointment with one of our designers, to see our floor samples in person!