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Durability: Durable
Colour: Medium
Sizes available: 50mm 100- 300 mm wide

Trade Name: Garapa
Botanical Species: Apuleia Leiocarpa
Other Names:  Grapia, Muirajuba
Country of Origin: South America
Air Dry Density: 820 kg/M3
Durability: Durable
Strength:  SD1


As the wood weathers, it takes on light silvery gray tones. This natural process can be inhibited by using a sealer to keep its natural colour.


Garapa has a golden to yellowish brown colour, which darkens with age. The wood is fairly chatoyant and appears to shift from dark to light colouring in different lighting angles.

Working Qualities:

Garapa is fairly easy to work, despite its density. Glues and finishes well, and is about average for dimensional stability.


Flooring, decking, dock, and boatbuilding

Product Attributes:

  • Durable timber.
  • Yellow brown timber, darkening with age.
  • Machines well with care.
  • Grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked. Uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural luster.
  • Rated as durable, though vulnerable to termites and other insect attacks.
  • No characteristic odor.