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Garapa hardwood for flooring, decking and boatbuilding

Garapa

Garapa

Durability
Durable
Strength class
Unknown
Applications

Flooring, decking, dock, and boatbuilding

Mass volume
950 - 1050 kg/m3
Colour
Garapa wood has a golden to yellowish brown color, which darkens with age. The wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles.
Details
Garapa is very similar to Bankirai, a hardwood species from Southeast Asia. However, the wood has slightly more knots, structures and color difference than Bankira.
Grain
Straight
Texture
Moderately rough
Drying
Slow
Hardness
8520 N Janka
Machining
Fresh garapa wood is fairly easy to work, despite its density. Glues and finishes well, and is about average for dimensional stability.
Screwing/nailing
Good, but pre-drilling is necessary
Finishing surface
Good
Botanical name
Apuleia leiocarpa
Origin area
South America
Other names
Ana, almendrillo amarillo, ferro, grápia
Remarks
Can only be used dried
Family
Leguminosae/Caesalpiniaceae