Garapa

Garapa (also known as Brazilian Ash, Marotoa, Grapia, Amarealao,  Apuleia Leiocarpa , Muiratua, Muirajuba)

 GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Heavy wood; yellowish-beige heartwood, or slightly rose-colored rosy-brown, uniform; yellowish white differentiated outer layers, average texture, irregular grain, brilliant surface and smooth to the touch, no noticeable aroma or taste.


DENSITY: Garapa is extremely dense at 875 kg/m³

DRYING: Hard to air-dry. The drying process must be carefully monitored to avoid high incidence of defects. A drying program may be obtained in Jankowsky (1990)

WORKABILITY: Brazilian Ash wood is easily worked as long as appropriate tooling is used due to the presence of silica, however, it glues up very well and allows for good finishes.

DURABILITY:Presents moderate resistance to fungus and high resistance to dry wood termites. In laboratory tests, this hardwood was considered resistant to Glocophyllum trabem, Coriolus versicola and Poria monticola funguses. In field tests, with posts in contact with the soil, this hardwood presented average lifespan of less than 9 years.

TREATMENT: It shows small permeability to treatment solutions when treated under pressure.

USE: Interior and exterior construction, packaging, doors, luxury furniture, woodworking, flooring, fencing, decorative objects and others.

 


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