Latin Name: Apuleia leiocarpa
Other Common Name(s): Amarealao, Ana, Ana Caspi, Brazilian Ash, Brazilian Oak, Cobre, Garapeira, Garrote, Gateado, Grapia, Mapurite, Marotoa, Muiratua, Muirajuba
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior and Exterior
Decking, Exterior Trim, Flooring, Millwork, Mouldings
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):
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
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.
4/4 FAS Nominal Dimension
5/4 FAS Nominal Dimension