The Folks at Mr. Spindle have teamed up with Timber Holdings USA and their line of Iron Woods® products to create a line of durable, gorgeous IPE spindles.

Ipe (Tabebuia spp-Lapacho group)

Discover the unique properties that make Iron Woods® Ipe an easy choice for any project. Iron Woods® brand Ipe naturally resists wear, rot, splintering, termites, fire, chemicals, marine borers and virtually every other threat imaginable. And it does it beautifully. Iron Woods® brand Ipe is the benchmark in residential and commercial wood products. Our residential decking is even covered by a 25-year warranty.

This Brazilian species is one of the most stable of all the durable timbers. It dries extremely well with little checking, twisting, or bow. It is widely recognized for its strength and natural resistance to decay. It can be used in ground contact without preservatives or additional treatments. The timber has been tested by the US Navy in a Panama Canal study from 1962 showing Ipe to be one of the top performers in resistance to decay, termites, and borers. Of those tested, it was one of the very few that is readily commercially available. Widely used in commercial exterior construction such as boardwalks, piers and benches, it has recently become the best choice for residential decks due to its low maintenance, attractive color, and extremely smooth surface that has stood the test of time. It is a heavy timber, approximately 69lbs. per cubic foot when dry, generally sinks in water, and is fire resistant. Ipe has many common and trade names including Brazilian Walnut, Bethabarra, Tajibo, Mataverde, Pau Lope, and other trademark names.

Strength & Durability

Iron Woods® Ipe is indeed tough. Ipe from Timber Holdings USA earns the top durability rating of 25 plus years in commercial applications like the Atlantic City boardwalk. Just think how long they will last for you.

Iron Woods® Ipe’s amazing performance can be attributed to its incredible density. Ipe weighs as much as 69 pounds per cubic foot. Compare this to domestic woods like Southern Pine at 35 pounds and Redwood at 28 pounds! Timber Holdings USA Iron Woods® Ipe is five times harder. No other wood comes close to its superior strength.

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A little history on Timber Holdings USA Iron Woods® brand.

Timber Holdings USA has been sourcing and supplying naturally durable wood products for over 30 years from around the globe. Born as specialists in naturally occurring organic wood based extractives recognized for natural decay resistance and applications in the leather tanning industry, Timber Holdings expanded its intimate knowledge of naturally durable wood species into a variety of marine and commercial applications including ship, pier and boardwalk constructions.

During the last 30 years Timber Holdings USA has developed a reputation as the foremost authority on these unique building materials and their applications in major commercial projects around the world. Working with municipalities like New York and Atlantic City on the reconstruction of their world famous boardwalks, Timber Holdings consults with architects, engineers, manufacturers, contractors and consumers about appropriate wood species for exterior applications.

In the early 90’s Timber Holdings USA launched its Iron Woods® brand, which has become the benchmark for highest grade naturally durable wood products, responsive service, reliable supply and environmental leadership within the commercial, residential and manufacturing industries.

CoastalForestProductsAt the cornerstone of the Iron Woods® brand are the supply and distribution partnerships that we support by strictly enforcing the highest and most consistent quality and environmental standards recognized by world markets today. Our team of timber specialists strictly controls our qualities from harvest through production and packaging, which is why all Iron Woods®brand products are backed by certificates of species, quality and environmental compliance, whether produced in our own facilities or by partner suppliers.

GreenByNatureBuildingProductsAt Timber Holdings we have always felt a deep responsibility to take a leadership role in environmental education and forest stewardship. This is achieved through investment in programs and organizations whose efforts support sound forest management and sustainability. We are available to assist you in making informed decisions and encourage you to support the use of the world’s most beautiful and renewable resource… natural wood products.

As industry leaders, we believe our customers and our reputation are our most valuable asset. When you specify or purchase Iron Woods® brand product, you are not just buying a piece of wood. You are buying the piece of mind that comes from over thirty years experience in the durable wood products.

After reading through this information, you can see why Mr. Spindle is extremely excited to get this program off and running. A leader in manufacturing spindles combined with the leader in the hardwood industry only spells customer satisfaction. Go to our products, click on the IPE under the “search wood species only” and see what we are currently manufacturing in IPE.