Bishop's Staff ... Ipe Walking Staff

Here is a IPE wood staff. This staff stands 72" tall and has a 5" offset sweep at the handle. The Ipe wood shaft is a reclaimed wood that was a fishing dock in the Florida Keys for 21 years them removed and stacked for another 12 years. A stainless steel tip on the bottom finishes it off. This end can be trimmed to shorten the cane to your specifications. No two will be alike. Want it bigger, thicker, Two piece for traveling, different woods...? Let me quote a custom staff for you...

IPE is rated as very durable; excellent insect resistance, though some species are susceptible to marine borers. Superb weathering characteristics. (Ipe was used for the boardwalk along the beach of New York City's Coney Island, and was said to have lasted 25 years before it needed to be replaced: an amazing lifespan given the amount of traffic and environmental stresses put upon the wood.) Ipe is a wood of extremes: extremely dense and durable, as well as extremely difficult to work. Its incredible hardness and strength make it well suited for flooring applications, though it is referred to as "Brazilian Walnut" among flooring dealers—though it is not related to true Walnut in the Juglans genus.

I make Exotic wood slab and live edge items right here in South Florida from native trees we have harvested and aged for years. Available exotic woods are Florida Live Oak, Cuban Mahogany, Ipe, Albizia, Tamarind, Rosewood, Lysiloma, Florida Cherry, Carrotwood, Tropical Almond and many more. E-Mail for wood sample pic's. Custom pieces can be commissioned and built to your specifications, sizes and colors. You can choose the type of exotic woods and the finishes. You can even pick out the exact slabs we use to produce your piece at the sawmill during the milling process.

Dining room tables, side bars, benches, coffee tables, chairs, bookshelf units, wall units, wall mounted shelves, custom made picture frames, kitchen & bath countertops can all be custom built for you out of exotic woods. One-of-a-kind pieces of wood art with or without live edges is our specialty. If you can imagine it . . .we can build it. Thx. Dave Sutton

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