Guajara, Moabi Hardwood Technical Species Information

Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Guajara, Moabi wood

Guajara, Moabi

  • Description: Moabi, also known as Guajara, is a fantastic wood all around: Incredibly stable, gorgeous, and durable. The shades of the wood range from light yellow to russet and onto reddish brown. This vast array of complimentary and compatible tones makes Moabi very distinctive and yet easy to match up with a variety of decors. With durability 33% in excess of stout Red Oak, this Brazilian exotic has it all.
  • More Info: We specialize in both unfinished hardwood floors and prefinished flooring. Available width are 3" and 3-1/4". Please see our product catalog for more information.
  • Other Names: Baillonella toxisperma, African Pearwood, Njabi, Adza, Dimpampi, Brazilian Cherry Light
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Guajara, Moabi Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 2,100 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,300 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,200 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 820
  • Color: Heartwood is reddish-brown to yellow. Sapwood
  • Photosensitivity: Moabi will darken upon exposure to light.
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 5.9 %
  • Family: Sapotaceae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Guajara tree can grow up to 100 feet high with a diameter of up to 10 feet.
  • Geographic Area: South America
  • Texture: Fine
  • Grain: Straight
  • Luster: Low
  • Durability Rating: Resistant to attack from termite attack and rated as very durable.
  • Drying Characteristics: Dry at slow speed, risk of end splitting
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as moderately difficult to work
  • Applications: Flooring, joinery, plywood, skis, furniture, decorative veneers, woodwork
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