Pucte (Mexican Ipe)
1x3.25 - Flooring – 480 sq. ft, available -$5.97/sq. ft.
1x5 - Flooring - 2,000 sq. ft. available - $6.52/sq. ft.
Pucte (also known as Mexican Ipe, Caribbean Walnut or Bucida Buceras) is great for decking and a great price. Pucte is similar in color to Ipe (and you can use a Walnut Tint UV Oil to make it even darker).
Pucte wood is kiln dried and is extremely hard, dense and very durable which makes it the perfect choice for your outdoor deck. It is a great choice for both outdoor decks or interior applications and it will look beautiful years to come. It offers a resistance of 3,300 pounds per square inch, making it perfect for your next outdoor deck design. Pucte has a Janka Scale Hardness of 1,970.
Other sizes may be available, please ask.
Pucte Deck - No UV Oil Applied Yet
More info, pictures and pricing coming soon!
Ipe vs. Pute (Oxhorn Bucida) vs. Tigerwood
SIMPLE COMPARISON AS PROFILED DECK BOARDS
IPE vs. PUCTE (Oxhorn Bucida) vs. TIGERWOOD
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES – CORRECTLY KILN DRIED
1. BENDING STRENGTH – PSI
a. IPE = 25,200
b. PUCTE = 23,200
c. TIGER = 21,450
2. MODULUS OF ELASTICITY MOE (X1,000)
a. IPE = 3,010
b. PUCTE = 2,870
c. TIGER = 2,160
3. CRUSHING STRENGTH – PSI
a. IPE = 13,010
b. PUCTE = 12,908
c. TIGER = 10,320
4. JANKA SIDE HARDNESS – POUNDS (lbs)
a. IPE = 3,680
b. PUCTE = 3,459
c. TIGER = 3,122
5. SPECIFIC GRAVITY-DENSITY
a. IPE = .95
b. PUCTE = .93
c. TIGER = .78
6. WEIGHT PER LINEAL FOOT FINISHED AS 1X6 DECKING (AVERAGE)
a. IPE = 2 LBS 3 OZ.
b. PUCTE = 1 LB 12 OZ
c. TIGER = 1 LB 6 OZ
7. MOVEMENT IN SERVICE (SHRINKAGE AND EXPANSION IN WIDTH)
a. IPE = UP TO 1/4”
b. PUCTE = UP TO 1/64”
c. TIGER = UP TO 1/32”
8. FIRE RATING
ALL 3 CLASS A AND TYPE 1
ALL 3 EXTREMELY RESISTANT TO ATTACK BY FUGI, MOLD AND TERMITES
10. SLIP RESISTANCE
ALL 3 MEET OSHA MINIMUM UL 410 AND .50 WET FOR HANDICAP RAMPS