This is a Brazillian hardwood. This wood is a beautiful light golden yellow with a medium luster and fine grain. It is durable and resistant to rot and decay. Garapa is also resistant to insects and fungi. Garapa is a very strong wood and is scratch resistant.
|Material||NFPA Class*||UBC Class**|
*NFPA is the National Fire Protection
**UBC is the Uniform Building Code
Density and Buoyancy
Garapa Janka* rating -1700
The Average weight is 50 lbs./cu. Ft. Specific Gravity is .86
*The Janka rating is a measure of the amount of force required to push a .444″ diameter steel ball half way into a piece of wood.
Garapa glues well and is very stable once glued. It cuts, nails, and screws well without a tremendous blunting effect on tools.