Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Peltogyne confertiflora

33 to 65 feet high tree found throughout Brazil, except in the Southern region. Wood usage: construction, ship's building, flooring, fine carpentry, fine furniture, tool and tableware handles, sculptures, turnings, etc.

Color Shade: dark

Texture: medium to fine

Grain: straight

Density kg/m³: heavy 870

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 3630 (1650)

Durability: resistant

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.