Durability: Very Durable
Sizes available: 50mm, 100- 300 mm wide
|Botanical Species:||Dipteryx odorata|
|Other Names:||Cumaru, Shihuahuaco|
|Country of Origin:||South America|
|Air Dry Density:||1085 kg/m3|
Heartwood tends to be a medium to dark brown, sometimes with a reddish or purplish hue; some pieces may have streaks of yellowish or greenish brown .Lustre is low to medium. Grain is interlocked, with a medium texture and a waxy feel.
Cumaru has excellent durability and weathering properties. The wood is rated as very durable regarding decay resistance, though it may be susceptible to some insect attacks.
Tends to be difficult to work on account of its density and interlocked grain. If the grain is not too interlocked, Cumaru can be surface-planed to a smooth finish. However, the wood contains silica and will have a moderate blunting effect on tool cutters. Due to its high oil content and density, Cumaru can present difficulties in gluing, and pre-boring is necessary when screwing or nailing the wood.
Flooring, heavy construction, docks, railroad ties, bearings, handles, and other turned objects.
- Very strong, hard and tough.
- Shock resistant is high