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Brazilian Amazonian Lumber

ANDIROBA  
CRABWOOD  
A Medium density lumber, kiln-dries very rapidly. This wood is appropriate for internal finishing, in general construction, as for baseboards, molding, doors, jambs, wainscot, decorative carved laminates and furniture. It is also used for various posts, stakes, and supports, and for fences and gateposts. This wood   easy to work with and has an excellent finish when planed, turned or bored. "Resistant to dry-wood termites and moderately resistant to marine borers". 

ANGELIM PEDRA 

A Medium density lumber, kiln-dries very rapidly. This wood is appropriate for internal finishing, in general construction, as for baseboards, molding, doors, jambs, wainscot, decorative carved laminates and furniture. It is also used for various posts, stakes, and supports, and for fences and gateposts. This wood easy to work with and has an excellent finish when planed, turned or bored. "Resistant to dry-wood termites and moderately resistant to marine borers". 

SANTOS MAHOGANY 

Cabreuva Vermelha 

Santos mahogany has no rival among any other mahogany-type wood. Its gorgeous reddish-brown tones and remarkable endurance make this species very popular. It is a beautiful mahogany colored wood with exceedingly fine graining. Exceptionally hard, this flooring is ideal for both residential and commercial applications where the stunning rich classic look of mahogany is desired. Used for furniture, building materials, cabinets. Description: Rich reddish brown color, exceptionally fine grained, very hard and extremely stable. 

Cedrorana 

Cedrelinga Catenaeformis 

Light wood, air dries easily and kilndries rapidly. It is used for general and naval construction, boats, carpentry and interior work. Also used for producing furniture, veneer, plywood, railroad cars, truck platforms, boxes and crates.   It is easy to saw, plan, nail and screw. When treated with steam, solid pieces can be curved or bent. "Moderately resistant to fungus and insects".  

Cedro Rosa  

An aromatic Cedar  

Cedro Rosa Cedrela Odorata Light to moderate heavy wood, cuts well, long life in dry climates. Easy and fast kiln-dry. It is used for fine furniture production; for general and naval and airplanes construction; musical instruments, small boxes and pencils; sculpturing and wood handcrafting, modeling, molding, boarding, planking and flooring. Easy to work with manual and mechanical tools. It has excellent absorption of pigments and can be well polished.

Cumaru 

Dipteryx Odorata  

This is a heavy wood, ready for use after either slow air-drying and/or a fast kiln-dry. It is used for general construction such beams, rafters, studs, battens, door jambs, wainscot. It is an excellent flooring wood. Also used externally as well for posts, pillars, gatepost, connecting beams and long lasting cross-ties. It is used   for truck platform, railroad cars, naval and furniture construction, lathe turned poles and tool handles. Resistant to fungus, marine borers and insects.

Curupixa 

PRESIDENT MAHOGANY™ 

Micropholis Venulosa  

Middle density wood, ready for use after fast airdrying. Easy to process on a lathe and drill, with excellent finishing results. It is used for furniture manufacturing; general construction; lathe-turned, decorative domestic articles; toys; domestic utensils; 

Garapa 

GRAPIA  

Apuleia Leiocarpa  

This is a fairly heavy hardwood, long-lasting and easy to work with. It is used in general carpentry, for handles, barrels, doors and windows, and lathe-turned products. It is used as well for general construction such as beams, battens, rafters, parquet blocks and flooring. For external use, garapa is used as posts, fence posts, cross-ties, bridge beams and pillars.

Ipe 

BRAZILIAN WALNUT 

Tabebuia spp.  

Hard and heavy wood, easy air drying, easy and quick kiln-drying. There is good reason why IPE is the choice throughout the world for decks, walkways, floors, pilings and piers which are exposed to the weather (including the Atlantic City Boardwalk) and which get heavy use. It is a hardwood that is incredibly durable and attractive. It is used for general and naval construction such as rafters, beams and battens. It is used for furniture, musical instruments, handles for tools, knives and brushes. It is also used for billiard cues, pillars and beams, cross-ties, pos ts, truck platforms and crates. It is recommended that it be drilled prior to nailing or screwing. Good finishing wood. Highly resistant to fungus and termites.

Jatoba 

BRAZILIAN CHERRY 

Guiabourtia Hymenifolia - Peltogyne Confertiflora  

Jatobá a beautiful, hard and heavy wood, fast air and kiln- drying. A premier wood used worldwide for elegant flooring and parquet blocks. It is used for general and naval construction, fine furniture, sporting goods, lathe turned frames and other wood pieces and trim. Because of its beauty, it is also used for musical instruments, decorative paneling, door and window moldings, jambs. Because of its durability it is used for tool handles, for external use as  cross-ties, posts, gateposts and bridge construction. Easily painted, varnished and polished. Easily sanded, latheturned and drilled. Highly resistant to fungus and termites. 

Maçaranduba 

Manilkara spp.  

Hard and heavy wood, fast kiln-drying. Easy to saw, laminate, lathe turn, glue and drill. It is recommended for external construction as cross- ties, gate and fence posts, connecting rods, bridges and marine piers. Also used for truck platforms. This beautiful hardwood is excellent for door and window moldings, parquet blocks and planks for flooring, decorative carved laminates, internal finishing. It is used for furniture, musical instrument and toy manufacturing. Reasonably resistant to fungus and termites attacks and very resistant to humidity.

Mangue 

Amesclão - Trattinnickia Burseraefolia  

Light wood, fast kiln-dry. Easy to saw, reasonably easy to plane. It is used for furniture manufacturing, general construction, manufacture of packing cases, crates and partition walls.  

Marupa 

Simarouba Amara  

Light wood. May be air-dried if lumber is kept stacked and covered. Very fast kiln-dry. Easy to work with manual and mechanical tools. Excellent for sanding, drilling. Long lasting when used dry. It is used for furniture, molding, interior work, musical instruments, door and window moldings, broom handles, matches sticks, plywood, laminates. Even used for wooden clog manufacturing.

MUIRACATIARA  

Gonçalo-Alves  

Astronium lecointei Also known as Aroeira  

Gonçalo-Alves is one of our most beautiful tropical woods. It is tough, strong and durable. It is typically a finely textured wood with a heartwood described as reddish brown to light golden brown, with irregularly spaced blackish brown streaks. Slow kiln drying recommended. Highly regarded for its durability. This wood is far superior in strength to either Teak or Hard Maple. It is harder than Teak and does not mar or dent easily. Very heavy with high density. When air-dried to 12% moisture content, its bending strength is exceptionally high. A premier wood with many uses, from general construction requiring strength and durability to the manufacture of fine furniture, cabinets and flooring. The wood can be polished and finished very easily. A clear finish enhances the beauty of this wood. Highly resistant to decay-causing organisms, dry wood insects and termites. 

Muirapiranga  

Also known as Pau Vermelho, Palo de Oro  

(Comparable to Pau Brasil)  

SATINWOOD 

Brosimum spp/ Moraceae  

Satinwood a finely textured, beautiful wood with a   heartwood described as deep red or pale reddish brown, sometimes with a greenish golden beige ribbon figure. Easy to dry with careful attention to the process. A premier wood used worldwide for fine furniture, cabinets and flooring. Because of its beauty, it is also used for musical instruments, decorative paneling, door and window moldings, jambs. Good polishing characteristics. Highly resistant to decay-causing organisms, dry wood insects and termites. .  

Pau Marelo  

Maclura Tinctoria  

Middle density wood. Very fast kiln-dried. Easy to sand, lathe turn and drill. It is used for external construction such as posts, pillars, fence posts, bridge beams, cross ties and connecting rods. For general construction as beams, rafters, battens, parquet blocks and planks for flooring, door and window jambs. For the production of furniture, tools handles, decorative covering and lathe turned pieces. "Highly resistant to fungus and termites, good resistance to dry wood insects". 

Quaruba 

Vochysia  

Light wood, fast kiln-dry. Easy to saw, reasonably easy to plane. It is used for general construction as ceilings, moldings, lathe turned pieces, furniture, veneers and other wood trim. Used as well for carpentry, furniture frames, plywood, light packaging material, planks, concrete moldings and toys. It has a variable resistance to wood rot, susceptible to fungus and termites. "Reasonably resistant to dry wood insects."

Tatajuba 

Bagassa Guianensis  

Middle density wood; slow air-drying; if kiln dried there can be a slight tendency to bend. Easy to work with manual and mechanical tools. It is used for general and naval construction, as beams, rafters, battens, door and window jambs, baseboards, parquet blocks and planks for flooring. It is used for furniture, handles for tools, knives and brushes. It is used as well for pillars, connecting rods, cross ties, posts, gateposts, crates and for cellulose paste. Also used for finish carpentry and as decorative laminates. "Resistant to fungus".

Tauari 

Couratari  

Light to medium density, fast kiln-drying. Easy to work with and good for gluing. It is used for furniture, general and naval construction, decorative articles, utensils, toys, musical instruments, boxes, crates, packaging material, curved pieces, carpentry, laminates and plywood.