Species: Apuleia leiocarpa
Garapa Origin: Central and South America (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela)
Appearance: Garapa has a golden yellowish brown color
Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 51 lbs/ft3 (820 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity: .65, .82
Janka Hardness: 1,650 lbf (7,350 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 18,530 lbf/in2 (127.8 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 2,257,000 lbf/in2 (15.57 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 9,030 lbf/in2 (62.3 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.2%, Tangential: 7.5%, Volumetric: 11.4%, T/R Ratio: 1.8
Preservation: Garapa hardwood naturally weathers to a darker color. To maintain this rich tone, a deck oil with UV inhibitor or sealers are good options.
Sustainable: We monitor and document chain of custody of all our hardwood, we are Lacey Act compliant, IBAMA compliant and provide FSC certified options. This means that purchasing from us, fuels the hardwood lumber economy in South American forests, and by providing well paying jobs for many people in turn means the industry values its conservation and preservation.
Advantages of using garapa for your outdoor projects?
- Strong and Durable
- Low Maintenance
- Natural Look
- Long Life Span
- Sustainably Sourced
- Boosts your Property Value
- Lower price-point than ipe
Please call us for the latest prices. We would be glad to confirm your order and to make payment arrangements. Orders can be shipped directly to your home or jobsite. Please phone or email if you have freight questions. Call for pricing and availability. 1-877-203-2004