Sizes available: 50mm 100- 300 mm wide
|Botanical Species:||Apuleia Leiocarpa|
|Other Names:||Grapia, Muirajuba|
|Country of Origin:||South America|
|Air Dry Density:||820 kg/M3|
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.
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
- 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.