Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Planchonella pachycarpa

60 to 75 feet high tree found in the Amazon and Tocantins rivers basins. Wood usage: furniture, heavy construction, flooring, panels, doweling, etc.

Color Shade: light

Texture: fine

Grain: straight to ocasionally interlocked

Density kg/m³: heavy 910

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 3420 3420 (1552)

Durability: poor moderately

Preservation: easy

*Janka Hardness is the measure resulting from the pressure over a metal sphere of 0,444 inches in diameter so that it sinks up to half its diameter in the wood. It is thus a measure of the wood's resistance.