What kind of wood is around the tub and shower?
Zenique DesignsJanuary 18, 2013
We just used IPE on a project and it looks like this and it is beautiful. I know it is one of the hardest woods available but wanted to see if this was what was used here.
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Metcalfe Architecture & Design
Hello--Yes, it is in fact Ipe wood around the tub...Thanks for reposting!
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 1:19PM
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Metcalfe Architecture & Design
In addition, you can't see from the image, but the shower is actually separate from the tub. A stand up, roomy shower is just around the wall.
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 1:20PM
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Please advise what IPE is as having hard time convincing contactor to put wood surround around tub ?
    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 4:40AM
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Metcalfe Architecture & Design
It is a dense rot resistant wood from South America that is often used in outdoor applications. Good luck!
    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 8:30AM
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Thank you so much for the IPE wood affirmations. I have just spec'd it for a clients outdoor range hood cover. In teaching my client hat the beauty is in the understated elegance and longevity of the wood. They have fallen in love with the piece. Longevity being that it will withstand any of the heat thrown from the BBQ and pizza oven as it is at 6'8" up.
    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 4:46AM
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