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Common Name s : Garapa. Scientific Name: Apuleia leiocarpa. Distribution: South America. Tree Size: ft m tall, ft Janka Hardness: 1, lb f 7, N. Shrinkage: Radial: 4. The wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles. Uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural luster. Workability: Garapa is fairly easy to work, despite its density. Glues and finishes well, and is about average for dimensional stability.
Odor: No characteristic odor. The price should be moderate for an imported hardwood. Common Uses: Flooring, decking, dock, and boatbuilding. Comments: Garapa is occasionally exported from South America. Related Species:. I live in Brazil where we call this wood Garapeira but I think it is the same. It is durable and has a good price too.
If you find a nice piece it can even be stunningly beautiful as the cloour can change from yellow into red in one board. Anyway, I have realized that when ever I work with this wood without a mask which is stupid anyway I start feeling very feewerish in the evening. When you are ready to send me a piece, please email me at eric wood-database. I want the end result to make a statement, and last for decades to come. Cedar seems like the ideal wood for this situation: stable and light.
I am considering using Garapa lumber to rebuild sauna benches. I can not find any information for this particular use. The only concern is heat retention and sitting on the surface. I think it would hold up great compared to ceder. Do you feel this would be a bad choice using Garapa? Any assistance would be helpful. Skip to content.
Related Species: None available. Garapa sanded Garapa sealed Garapa endgrain Garapa endgrain 10x. Notify of. Inline Feedbacks. Andreas Anwander. Hey there, just browsing through your amazing website I realized that I always wanted to check about theToxicity of Garapa.
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