Garapa Hardwood Technical Species Information

Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Garapa, Golden Teak Hardwood Lumber

Garapa, Golden Teak

  • Description: Garapa is a South American wood with yellow to brown-yellow heartwood. Garapa decking has a medium luster, an interlocked grain, and a fine texture that accentuates the wood's rich gold and brown tones. The wood is also rated with a solid Janka hardness rating of 1,700, about 25% harder than Red Oak. Rated as durable and resistant to fungi and insects, Garapa exterior decking is an attractive and versatile option that is as resilient as it is beautiful.
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  • Other Names: Apuleia leiocarpa, Grapia, Almendrillo Amarillo, Muirajuba, Cobre, Ana, Ana caspi, Gateado, Mapurite, Garapa Gold
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Garapa, Golden Teak Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 1,700 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 18,100 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,835 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 830
  • Color: Heartwood is reddish-yellow with a whitish-yellow sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: Moderate
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 10.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.5 %
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Garapa tree can grow to a height of 100 feet and a diameter of 5 feet.
  • Geographic Area: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela
  • Texture: Fine to medium
  • Grain: Straight
  • Luster: Medium
  • Durability Rating: Rated as durable
  • Drying Characteristics: Dries slowly
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as moderately easy to work
  • Applications: Decking, furniture, canoes, turnery, tool handles, railroad ties, joinery
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