Hi All,

One last question on ipe. Do you think it's a pain to finish ipe with a penetrating oil or should it be left to weather on its own? One of the reasons we used this fantastic wood it that it doesn't need maintance, but one look at it wet and the beauty of it is truly a wonder. Thanks for the responses to my last question. We used a hard plastic bisket with stainless steel screws - seems to be working fine.