Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Bowdichia guianensis

25 to 55 feet high tree found in the state of Pará, and the Central and Southeastern regions. Wood usage: fine furniture, decorative finishing, flooring, window and door frames, paneling, bridges, etc.

Color Shade: dark

Texture: medium

Grain: interlocked

Density kg/m³: heavy 915

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 3330 (1514)

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.