Sucupira Hardwood Technical Species Information

Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Sucupira Hardwood Lumber


  • Description: Sucupira, also known as Tiete Chestnut, is a great combination of the exotic and the practical, as it is a stunning wood that can easily stand up to a large amount of foot traffic. This Brazilian wood has rich red-brown, chocolate-brown, or light brown heartwood with yellowish or whitish tones and high luster. Sucupira possesses a medium to coarse texture with an interlocked grain, and with its dark warming tones, a nearby fireplace would be the perfect accompaniment for a Sucupira floor.
  • More Info: We specialize in both unfinished hardwood floors and prefinished flooring. Available width are 3", 4" and 5". Please see our product catalog for more information.
  • Other Names: Bowdichia spp, Tiete Chestnut
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Sucupira Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 2,140 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,100 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,600 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 960
  • Color: Deep brown to reddish brown heartwood with striping, white sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: Moderate
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Sucupira tree can grow up to 150 feet high and reach a diameter of 4 feet.
  • Geographic Area: Lower Amazon region, Venezuela, the Guianas, Brazil
  • Texture: Coarse with harsh feel
  • Grain: Irregular and interlocked
  • Luster: Low
  • Durability Rating: Heartwood rated as very durable.
  • Drying Characteristics: Rated as easy to season with small tendency to warp or check.
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as difficult to work. Finishes smoothly and glues well.
  • Applications: Flooring, railway ties, heavy construction.
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