Tatajuba wood is a durable and strong species and used for various applications: Interior: stairs, windows and doors. Exterior: bridgeconstructions, Windows
Fresh cut 1100-1200 kg/m3. At 12% moisture level 900-1000 kg/m3.
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.
Tatajuba wood resembles Iroko (in appearance as well in properties).
Interlocked grain and slope of grain can be present
The texture is medium fine.
It dries slowly with a tendency to warping.
7700 N Janka
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.
Pre-drilling is necessary.
FSC Tatajuba hardwood is available in the Amazon region of Brazil.
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.