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Apuleia leiopcarpa

This is a Brazilian hardwood.  This wood is a beautiful light golden yellow with a medium luster and a 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.

Fire Resistance

Material NFPA Class* UBC Class**
Garapa A 1


*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.

For samples, prices and more information contact Wood Haven Inc. at 1-800-545-8884 or 785-597-5618 or email

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