Scientific Name: Dipteryx odorata
Location: northern South America
Dried Weight: 68lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 3,300lbf
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.