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Domestic   |   Imported   |   Softwoods

Cumaru lumber is extremely stiff, strong, and hard, lending itself well to a variety of applications. Great substitute of the much more scarce Lignum Vitae and the heartwood fluoresces under a blacklight. 

Other common names:

Brazilian Teak, Dipteryx Odorata 

Sourcing Region: 

Northern South America

Color, Pattern, Texture: 

Cumaru 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. Grain is interlocked, with a medium texture and a waxy feel. 

Common Uses and Applications: 

Cumaru can be used for your interior and exterior projects; such as flooring, cabinetry, furniture, heavy construction, docks, bearing, handles, and more. 

Working Properties: 

Its interlocking grain and density can make working with Cumaru difficult. Pre-boring is necessary for screws and nails as the wood contains silica and will have a moderate blunting effect on tool cutters. We offer a wide selection of DeckWise tools to help you work with hardwoods such as Cumaru and others.

Product Specifications: 
Grades: Select & Better
Length and Width: 6’and longer – 4”and wider
Density: Janka Hardness 3,330 (The denser a wood is, the harder, stronger, and more durable. Most hardwoods have a  higher density than most softwoods)
Weight: 5.9lbs/BF
Odor: Cumaru tends to have a faint, vanilla or cinnamon-like odor when being worked.  




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