A tropical hardwood hailing from South America is well know for it's golden tones and durability. It mills clean, and has great strength, perfect for exterior applications such as decking and cladding.
Garapa is very hard, with a Janka Hardness of 1,630, it's naturally scratch resistant and has an estimated life span of twenty five years in exterior applications. Garapa can be compared to Ipe in grain pattern, durability, and workability.
Color of Garapa wood:
Garapa's tonal range is between lemon yellowish-brown to golden, which darkens over time. It's reflective properties allow the wood to seem to shift from light to dark when viewing from different angles as the light hits it's surface.
Common uses for garapa:
- Boat building
fun facts about garapa wood:
Garapa is one of the hardest woods available for decking. The only acceptable high density hardwoods harder than Garapa are Ipe, Machiche, and Cumaru.
We typically offer Garapa in the following sizes and grades:
|Scientific||Sub-species||Grade||Features||4/4||5/4||6/4||8/4||12/4||Plywood||Circle Sawn||Live Edge||Beam|
|Apuleia Leiocarpa||Garapa||#1||Available in 5.5" widths|
|Apuleia Leiocarpa||Garapa||Rustic||Available in 5.5" widths|
Scientific information about Garapa:
|Scientific Name:||Apuleia leiocarpa|
|Tree Size||65'-100' in height, 3'-5' in diameter|
|Average Dry Weight||4.5 lbs per bdft|
|Janka Hardness||1,650 lbf|