Exotic Brazilian Wood Products


Botanic Name: Vatairea paraensis

65 to 115 feet high tree found in the Amazon region and the Southeast of Brazil. Wood usage: construction, flooring, carpentry, finishing, etc.

Color Shade: brown

Texture: coarse

Grain: Straight or slightly interlocked

Density kg/m³: heavy 770

Janka Hardness: Pounds (kgf): 2060 (934)

Durability: moderate to good durability

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.