Specification: Iron Woods Ipe
Application: Decking
Architect: Kent Worley Landscape Architect
Location: Duluth, MN

From the shores of Lake Superior, to the wetlands of Florida, Iron Woods Ipe withstands the elements to provide lasting quality for municipalities and homeowners alike.



“Our City of Duluth, Minnesota constructed a lakefront boardwalk approximately 10 years ago as part of a city adjacent urban interstate highway project.

After test trials using Iron Woods brand Ipe, we elected to use Iron Woods brand Ipe for the one mile boardwalk along our Lake Superior shoreline.

The Iron Woods have received about every type of punishment and use test known, and remains in essentially the same condition as when constructed. It retains its surface without splintering, checking or other types of wood deterioration.
The use is primarily as a pedestrian Boardwalk, yet service and emergency vehicle use occurs to a limited extent without damage to the wood.

Iron Woods structural integrity and beauty is totally intact with no maintenance attention other than sweeping.”

Kent Worely,
Landscape Architect