Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Simarouba amara

50 to 82 feet high tree found in the Amazon and the Southeastern regions of Brazil. Wood usage: plywood, paneling, window and door frames, matches, crates and boxes, furniture parts, etc.

Color Shade: light

Texture: medium to coarse

Grain: straight

Density kg/m³: light 415

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 608 (276)

Durability: poor

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.