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Garapa

Latin Name: Apuleia leiocarpa

Family: Caesalpiniaceae

Other Common Name(s): Amarealao, Ana, Ana Caspi, Brazilian Ash, Brazilian Oak, Cobre, Garapeira, Garrote, Gateado, Grapia, Mapurite, Marotoa, Muiratua, Muirajuba

Imported Hardwood

Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior & Exterior

Uses
Decking, Exterior Trim, Flooring, Millwork, Mouldings

Distribution
Grapa predominatley grows south of Brazil, in forests along the Atlantic Ocean.

General Description: The wood has a yellowish tint, that darkens with age and exposure to a golden brown. The grain is relatively straight, but can also be interlocked. When interlocked grain is present it will likely cause a ribbon like figure. The texture is medium.

Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
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Working Properties
Machining: Good
Nailing: Good
Glueing: Good
Screwing: Good
Finishing: Good

Physical Properties
Weight (lbs/BF): 4.333
Specific Gravity: 0.66
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 17,020-18,530
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,850-2,250
Side Hardness (lbs): 1650

Additional Information
Sawdust from this species can cause irritation. Due to a high silica content this wood requires carbide tooling. While the wood hold nails and screws well, pre-boring holes is required.

Item Availability
4/4 FAS Nominal Dimension
5/4 FAS Nominal Dimension

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