Design Against The Grain
IPE Coffee Table
This outdoor coffee table is made from Ipe or iron wood. Ipe wood is very dense, it is very resistant to the outdoor elements . Left to nature the natural UV sun light and traditional weathering will change the ipe to a nice consistent light gray. Finishes applied on an annual basis can be used to hold ipe's original color. I used Sikkens clear coat to keep the rich tones of the wood. The glue I used was titebond type lll.