Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) Stiffness Ratings for Various Species of Wood (1000 psi)

The modulus of elasticity ratings as shown below are based on the stiffness or resistance to bending of the particular wood species. These ratings are for the common longitudinal modulus of elasticity not the radial or tangential ratings.(1)

  • Massaranduba, Brazilian Redwood 3,450 1000 psi
  • Ipe 3,140 1000 psi
  • Cumaru, Brazilian Teak 3,050 1000 psi
  • Purpleheart 2,420 1000 psi
  • TigerWood 2,390 1000 psi
  • Angelim Pedra 2,050 1000 psi
  • Batu, Red Balau 1,900 1000 psi
  • Garapa 1,835 1000 psi
  • Western Red Cedar 1,110 1000 psi

(1) The Wood Handbook - Wood as an engineering material, USDA, General Technical Report 113.