Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Apuleia leiocarpa

82 to 115 feet high tree found in native forests from North to South in Brazil. Wood usage: construction, flooring, carpentry, door and window frames, decorative paneling, etc.

Color Shade: light

Texture: medium, uneven

Grain: straight to interlocked

Density kg/m³: heavy 880

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 1654 (750)

Durability: moderate to good durability

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.