People from all over the world have visited Coney Island in New York City. And now, you can bring that history right into your home. Wondering how? We are proudly home to reclaimed wood from the Coney Island boardwalk right here at our studio in Kingston! In our latest WoodTube video, our very own Ron Sauer talks about the history of the Coney Island ipe and how we were able to bring it to our factory.

What is Coney Island Ipe?

Coney Island ipe is a tropical hardwood that was used for the iconic destination’s boardwalk. It’s a blend of ipe, Angelique, and cumaru, making it extremely durable for all types of purposes. From deep reddish-brown tones to dark chocolate hues, each plank tells a unique story, reflecting the passage of time and the spirit of Coney Island.

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Tri-State area with major flooding, deaths, and long-term damage. The storm took out most of the Coney Island boardwalk, which had been around for over 85 years prior. The hurricane was able to move the boardwalk because the wood wasn’t bolted down to the concrete pilings.

While the boardwalk has since been recovered, we were able to get our hands on the original planks and bring them to our factory to mill and use for different purposes. Back in 2016, we used the wood to fabricate a boardwalk for the Town of Woodstock—which included crafting and transporting over 220 feet of boardwalk planks.

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We currently have pre-milled planks of Coney Island ipe that are ready to be installed. If you’re interested in using this wood for your next flooring project, email us at!

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