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Lips between IPE Tongue and Groove Boards

15 years ago

We just replaced our old douglas fir porch with an Ipe tongue and groove. The wood looks great, but there are small lips between the boards where they meet, one board being slightly higher or lower than the one next to it. Although not a big deal when wearing shoes, barefoot, you definitely notice the edge sticking in your foot. Our contractor says that this is just the result of the way the wood was cut and there is nothing you can really do about it. Is this normal or is there something we can do to correct. Should I be sanding down the edges between the Ipe boards?

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