Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Dipteryx odorata

65 to 98 feet high tree found throughout the Amazon region. Wood usage: heavy construction, flooring, heavy carpentry, tool handles, ship's building, construction, bridges, posts, etc.

Color Shade: brown

Texture: medium to fine

Grain: interlocked

Density kg/m³: very heavy 1070

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 2950 (1339)

Durability: very resistant

Preservation: moderately 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.