Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Swietenia macrophylla

80 to 95 feet high tree found in throughout the Amazon region. Wood usage: decorative paneling, window and door frames, paneling, construction, ship's building, fine furniture, etc.

Color Shade: brown

Texture: fine

Grain: straight to interlocked

Density kg/m³: medium (625)

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 1406 (638)

Durability: poor

Preservation: moderate to good durability

*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.