Types of Wood We Offer

  • Angelim Pedra

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    • Other Names: Hymenalobium excelsum, Para Angelim, Brazilian Apitong, Brazilian Keruing, Angel's Heart
    • Description: Angelim Pedra gets its name form the Portuguese word for Rock or Stone, Pedra. Also known as Rocky Deck, Angel's Heart and Brazilian Apitong, Angelim Pedra is one of the best values in naturally durable tropical hardwoods. We think it looks best with a medium to dark brown stain such as SuperDeck Duckback Walnut Oil. The pedras are actually mineral deposits which will fade over time if left untreated; darker stains also help to mask the pedras. Angelim Pedra is not as dense as Ipe and it is also more open grain which means it will absorb an oil finish better.
    • Hardness: 1,720 pounds
    • Strength (MOR): 18,255 psi
    • Stiffness (MOE): 2,050 1000 psi
    • Density (KG/m3): 960
    • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.1 %
    • Radial Shrinkage: 4.4 %
  • Batu, Red Balau

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    • Other Names: Shorea negrosensis, Aprit, Aruas, Babanganon, Philippine mahogany, Dark red seraya, Red lauan, Tampalasaha
    • Description: Dark Red Meranti is most often used for residential decking applications. Similar to Cambara Mahogany, Dark Red Meranti can find its way into industrial applications such as LTF, Laminated Truck Flooring, tie down slats and plywood.
    • Hardness: 2,100 pounds
    • Strength (MOR): 17,600 psi
    • Stiffness (MOE): 1,900 1000 psi
    • Density (KG/m3): 700
    • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.6 %
    • Radial Shrinkage: 3.4 %
  • Cumaru, Brazilian Teak

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    • Other Names: Dipteryx odorata, Brazilian Chestnut, Southern Chestnut, Brazilian Teak
    • Description: Cumaru is commonly used for both exterior decking and interior flooring. It is medium to dark golden brown wood with some red tones as well. Very hard and very dense, Cumaru is a close cousin to Ipe, Ironwood or Brazilian Walnut. It should be kiln dried for most applications due its higher shrinkage percentages from green to dry. Cumaru is well known for its incredible durability.
    • Hardness: 3,200 pounds
    • Strength (MOR): 24,800 psi
    • Stiffness (MOE): 3,050 1000 psi
    • Density (KG/m3): 1,090
    • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.4 %
    • Radial Shrinkage: 5.4 %
  • Garapa

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    • Other Names: Apuleia leiocarpa, Grapia, Almendrillo Amarillo, Muirajuba, Cobre, Ana, Ana caspi, Gateado, Mapurite
    • Description: Garapa or Gapapeira is yet another high density and naturally durable wood from South America. It is commonly used as residential decking and has been marketed under trade names such as Garapa Gold or Golden Ipe. Light tan to soft yellow, Garapa is also stable and very strong. Garapa decking has been used in the U.S. since the early 2000's.
    • Hardness: 1,700 pounds
    • Strength (MOR): 18,100 psi
    • Stiffness (MOE): 1,835 1000 psi
    • Density (KG/m3): 830
    • Tangential Shrinkage: 10.0 %
    • Radial Shrinkage: 6.5 %
  • Ipe

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    • Other Names: Tabebuia spp, Lapacho, Brazilian Ebony, Brazilian Walnut, Ironwood, Irontree, Tajibo, Guayacan, Lapacho, Arcwood
    • Description: Ipe is the most popular residential and commerical hardwood decking material because it is simply the best. Very durable, very hard and very stable, Ipe is a deep brown color. Ipe is also know as Brazilian Walnut and is one of the most sought after woods throughout the world. Ipe has beautiful grain characteristics and a fairly wide range of color from olive green and deep red-brown to chocolate, almost black.
    • Hardness: 3,840 pounds
    • Strength (MOR): 25,400 psi
    • Stiffness (MOE): 3,140 1000 psi
    • Density (KG/m3): 1,025
    • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.0 %
    • Radial Shrinkage: 6.6 %
  • Massaranduba, Brazilian Redwood

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    • Other Names: Manilkara bidentata, Brazilian Redwood, Bulletwood, Chicozapote, Ausubo, Nispero, Beefwood, Bolletri, Balata Rouge
    • Description: Brazilian Redwood, also known as Massaranduba and Bulletwood, has been popular in the past for use as residential decking. It is not the most stable specie and is only recommended in areas with consistent humidity. Massaranduba should never be used in close to ground (less than 24") applications because of its high movement with changes in moisture content. We recommend sealing it on all sides with a natural penetrating oil.
    • Hardness: 3,190 pounds
    • Strength (MOR): 29,200 psi
    • Stiffness (MOE): 3,450 1000 psi
    • Density (KG/m3): 1,000
    • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.4 %
    • Radial Shrinkage: 6.3 %
  • Purpleheart

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    • Other Names: Peltogyne spp, Pau Roxo, Roxihno, Pau Violeta, Amaranth
    • Description: Purpleheart is an outstanding industrial application wood because it is naturally durable and very stable. Purpleheart has been used for many years in the trailer industry and the ship building industry. Typically available as rough lumber, Purpleheart can also be run to shiplap and S4S boards.
    • Hardness: 1,860 pounds
    • Strength (MOR): 21,300 psi
    • Stiffness (MOE): 2,420 1000 psi
    • Density (KG/m3): 1,057
    • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.1 %
    • Radial Shrinkage: 3.2 %
  • TigerWood

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    • Other Names: Astronium fraxinifolium, Cuta Tigre, Muiracatiara, Bois de Zebre, Bossona, Goncalo Alves, Mura, Kingwood, Urunday-para, Zebrawood, Zorrowood
    • Description: TigerWood, also known as Goncalo Alves, has recently become very popular in the U.S. for use in residential decking applications. TigerWood is also sold as TigerDeck and Exoro Tigre. This species of wood is very sensitive to ultraviolet rays and will darken on exposure to a deep red color. We recommend finishing with oil to help protect the natural beauty. TigerWood is stable when kiln dried and is naturally durable. It will fade to a soft silver patina if left untreated.
    • Hardness: 1,850 pounds
    • Strength (MOR): 20,120 psi
    • Stiffness (MOE): 2,390 1000 psi
    • Density (KG/m3): 660
    • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
    • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
  • Western Red Cedar

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    • Other Names: Thuja plicata, Cypress, Oregon Cedar, Giant Cedar, Arborvitae, British Columbia cedar, Canoe cedar, Pacific red cedar, Shinglewood, Giant arborvitae
    • Description: Western Red Cedar is popular for decking, siding and paneling applications. It is not a good industrial wood despite its natural durability. It is too soft for any reasonable application in the truck and trailer industry.
    • Hardness: 350 pounds
    • Strength (MOR): 7,500 psi
    • Stiffness (MOE): 1,110 1000 psi
    • Density (KG/m3): 260
    • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.0 %
    • Radial Shrinkage: 2.4 %