Garapa

garapa

Scientific Name: Apuleia leiocarpa
Location: South America
Dried Weight: 51lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,650lbf
Crushing Strength: 9,015lbf /in2

 

Garapa is a golden to yellowish brown coloured wood which will darken with age. The grain is usually straight, but can be interlocked and it has a uniform medium texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Garapa is rated as durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and glues, and finishes well.

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