Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides, this is very clean, high grade lumber! Related to Hawaiian Koa, you’ll notice the similar iridescent shimmer of this honey golden & brown colored wood. It has excellent tonal properties and is absolutely a must have! Get it at a fraction of the cost of Koa. This micro lumber has minor cup/bow present that lays flat with minimal pressure. This beautifully figured Ipe lumber has rich Lignum Vitae green to reddish/brown color. Figure is most often seen on quarter sawn faces. It is unusual to have figured Ipe! This is a rare treat. Ipe also takes a wonderfully high polish.