Very few trees and wood are endowed with the qualities that Ipe wood exhibits. This is because of the intrinsic qualities of the wood. The diverse and extreme conditions that exist in the Amazon forests have conditioned most of the flora and fauna to be rugged. And Ipe wood is no exception. Out of the near endless list of climatic conditions and the onslaught of insects, Ipe wood has remained tall, unscathed by the relentless attacks. It is this condition which moves into the furniture made with Ipe. Read on to understand why Ipe requires no maintenance.