Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Astronium lecontei

50 to 80 feet high tree found in the Amazon region, and from the Southeast to the South of Brazil. Wood usage: constructions, decorative paneling, furniture, doweling, crates, fine furniture, flooring, etc.

Color Shade: brown

Texture: fine

Grain: straight to interlocked

Density kg/m³: heavy 880

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 1965 (891)

Durability: very durable

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.