Tauari, Brazilian Oak Hardwood Technical Species Information

Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Tauari, Brazilian Oak Hardwood Lumber

Tauari, Brazilian Oak

  • Description: Brazilian Oak, also known as Tauri, is similar to North American Red Oak, but 13% harder. It ranges from tan to medium brown in color, and has a medium graining pattern. In addition to providing the highly sought after "wheat" color associated with domestic oak, Brazilian Oak provides the look more affordably. In addition to being economically and visually appealing, this hardwood is also very resistant to decay, impact, and insects, ensuring long lasting enjoyment of a Brazilian Oak floor.
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  • Other Names: Couratari oblongifolia, Capa de tabaco, Brazilian Oak
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Tauari, Brazilian Oak Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 1,650 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,900 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,540 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 640
  • Color: Heartwood and sapwood are yellow to brown.
  • Photosensitivity: Low
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.3 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.2 %
  • Family: Lecythidaceae
  • Tree Characteristics:
  • Geographic Area: Central America, Latin America
  • Texture: Fine
  • Grain: Even to straight
  • Luster: Medium
  • Durability Rating: Rated as durable.
  • Drying Characteristics: Drying is moderately difficult, with slight risk of distortion.
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as very difficult to work.
  • Applications: Flooring,
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