|Scientific Name:||Dipteryx odorata|
|Location:||northern South America|
|Crushing Strength:||13,800lbf /in2|
Cumaru has a heartwood that is medium to dark brown color. The grain is interlocked and it has a medium texture. The wood has a waxy feel. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Cumaru has an excellent durability but it can be difficult to work with because of its density and interlocked grain. The wood has a moderate blunting effect on cutters. The high oil presence in Cumaru make gluing difficult. Pre-boring is necessary when using screws or nails.