Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Hymenae courbaril

50 to 65 feet high tree found in the Amazon the Southeastern regions of Brazil. Wood usage: construction, flooring, door and window frames, paneling, doweling, furniture, etc.

Color Shade: red

Texture: medium

Grain: straight to interlocked

Density kg/m³: heavy 955

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 2760 (1253)

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.