Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Carapa guianensis

65 to 98 feet high tree found throughout the Amazon region and down to the state of Bahia. Wood usage: flooring, furniture, interior products, etc.

Color Shade: red

Texture: medium

Grain: straight to ocasionally interlocked

Density kg/m³: medium 670

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 1855 (841)

Durability: moderately durable

Preservation: difficult

*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.