Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Couratari guianensis

33 to 65 feet high tree found in the Amazon and the Southeastern regions of Brazil. Wood usage: construction, ship's building, flooring, crates and boxes, furniture, plywood, etc.

Color Shade: light

Texture: medium

Grain: straight

Density kg/m³: medium 620

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 1460 (665)

Durability: poor to moderate durability

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.