Brazilian Redwood (Massaranduba)
|DESCRIPTION||The heartwood of Massaranduba is usually a brownish-red color and features shades of purple similar to Purpleheart, Peltogyne pubescens, but Manilkara bidentata should not be confused with this totally separate species of lumber.|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Manilkara bidentata|
|OTHER NAMES||Maçaranduba, Acana, Aus, Ausabo, Balata, Balata franc, Balata gomme, Balata rouge, Beefwood, Bolletri, Bolletrie, Bulletwood, Chicozapota, Macaranduba, Maparajuba, Massarandu, Nispero, Pamashto, Paraju, Quinilla colorada, Red balata|
|SEASONING||The color of this wood darkens with exposure to UV light and ages to a rich brown color over time.|
|COMMENTS||Typically in areas where it is grown locals often refer to Massaranduba as “bulletwood” for its extremely hard wood. The lumber is so dense that is does not float in water!|
Brazilian Redwood Outperforms & Outlasts Traditional Redwood
Advantage Massaranduba™ (pronounced Ma-Sa-Ran-Doo-bah) bears the distinction of being one of the hardest and most beautiful woods in the world, as well as the most abundant hardwood species in South America. With such a dependable material, you can enjoy outdoor living year-round without worrying about constant staining or heavy-duty maintenance. One surprising fact about this natural hardwood is how well it performs under heavy load (bending strength) tests. These tests revealed that, as a decking material, Brazilian Redwood (Massaranduba) is 7 times stronger than traditional redwood.