Collection: Cumaru

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Cumaru Lumber

cumaru lumber
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.

Cumaru Decking Specifications

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Cumaru Bending Strength
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