Hardwood Specialists
for the Outdoors

Tatajuba hout voor zware constructies en bruggen

Tatajuba

Tatajuba

Durability
Very durable - class 1
Strength class
D50
Applications

Tatajuba wood is a durable and strong species and used for various applications: Interior: stairs, windows and doors. Exterior: bridgeconstructions, Windows

Mass volume
Fresh cut 1100-1200 kg/m3. At 12% moisture level 900-1000 kg/m3.
Colour
Fresh cut, the heartwood of Tatajuba is yellow, strongly darkening to dark brown. The 30-40 mm wide sapwood is pale yellow and fairly well to distinguish.
Details
Tatajuba wood resembles Iroko (in appearance as well in properties).
Grain
Interlocked grain and slope of grain can be present
Texture
The texture is medium fine.
Werken
Moderately
Drying
It dries slowly with a tendency to warping.
Hardness
7700 N Janka
Machining
Machining goes relatively well with Tatajuba, despite the hardness and density. It is necessary to give extra attention with making grooves (rabbets) because splinttering can occur. The guidelines of windows and doors in Holland are fulfilled with Tatajuba.
Screwing/nailing
Pre-drilling is necessary.
Finishing surface
Good
Botanical name
Bagassa guianensis
Origin area
FSC Tatajuba hardwood is available in the Amazon region of Brazil.
Remarks
The large Tatajuba trees reach about 30 m, with diameters from 50 to 100 cm. The straight trunk can get 21 m long. When the bark gets damaged, a large amount of sweet and sticky latex poors out of the bark.
Family
Moracea