Latin Name: Dipteryx odorata
Family: Leguminosae - the Legume family
Other Common Name(s): Almendro, Charapilla, Cumarut, Ebo, Sarrapia, Tonka
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior and Exterior
Decking, Flooring, Millwork, Mouldings
Cumaru grows in the north-eastern countries of South America, and prefers sandy or gravelly soil that is well drained.
General Description: The sapwood is a yellowish-brown in color and is distinct from the heartwood, which is a reddish-brown to purplish-brown in color, that may have yellowish-brown or purple streaks in it. With exposure to light the streaks dissipate and the overall color becomes more uniform. The grain tends to be interlocked, and has a fine to medium texture. It is also said the wood often has an oily or waxy feel.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 5.917
Specific Gravity: 0.80-0.96
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 19,300-27,000
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 2,700-3,000
Side Hardness (lbs): 3540
While the wood is heavy, and fairly tough to machine, it is the perfect wood for flooring or decking because of its strength and hardness properties.
4/4 Sel & Btr
5/4 Sel & Btr
6/4 Sel & Btr
8/4 Sel & Btr