|DESCRIPTION||Color varies from a golden tan to a reddish brown with some dark grain accents throughout the wood.
Kiln dried Cumaru is for interior use. (Rough Sawn Hardwoods & Interior Flooring)
Kiln dried lumber outside will expand.
Air dried Cumaru is for exterior use. (Exterior Decking)
Air dried lumber inside will shrink.
|South America (Brazil)|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Dipteryx Odorata|
|OTHER NAMES||Almendrillo, Brazilian Teak, Tonka, and Tonquin Bean|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||This wood has a bending strength of 14,793 psi.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Difficult to saw and bore. Where severely interlocked grain is not present, the wood planes to a smooth surface. Because of its high density and oily nature, the wood glues poorly. It nails and screws well; pre-boring is necessary.|
|DURABILITY||Cumaru is very durable. The heartwood has shown to be very durable in resistance to both brown-rot and white rot fungi. The wood has excellent weathering characteristics.|
|SEASONING||Cumaru is rated as easy to air-season with a slight tendency to check and with moderate warping; drying was uniformly rapid.|
|USES||Outdoor Decking, flooring, cogs and shafts, heavy construction, barge and dock fenders, railroad crossties, pulp mill equipment, tool handles, bearings, turnery. A substitute for lignum vitae.|
|COMMENTS||The cumaru tree is cultivated in many areas for the tonka beans used as a flavoring, which have a vanilla-like flavor.|
Resilient Decking For All Environments
Advantage Cumaru™ (pronounced ku-mah-roo) is an incredible, low-maintenance hardwood that offers a beautiful array of amber-red to golden-honey colors. Each board of premium-grade Cumaru is also naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insects. This exotic specie rivals Ipe in strength and nearly 8 times harder than redwood. With a lifespan of well over 50 years, you will enjoy your Cumaru deck for decades. With such strength and beauty—and up to a class A fire rating—an Cumaru deck is an investment that’ll increase your home’s value.