FSC® Tatajuba is available in the forests of Precious Woods, located in the Amazon region of Brazil. The large trees attain heights of about 30 m, and diameters from 50 to 100 cm. The straight trunks have lengths till 21 m. After injuries, a large amount of sweet and sticky latex can flow out of the bark.
The color of the heartwood directly processing is yellow, strongly darkening to dark brown, after exposure to the light. The pale yellow sapwood can be distinguished easily. The planed timber has a nice golden lustre. Tatajuba resembles Iroko (in appearance as well in properties). Tatajuba has interlocked grain and often slope of grain. The texture is medium coarse.
Machining of Tatajuba can be done easily, despite the hardness and density. It is necessary to pay extra attention to profiling, because Tatajuba has a tendency to splinter. Pre-drilling is advised. Regading the gluing and finishing, Tatajuba fulfils the guidelines of certified windows and doors in the Netherlands. It dries slowly with a tendency to warping. Thin boards are a little nervous.
Tatajuba has the Dutch KOMO approval for window and door framing in the Netherlands. This durable and strong species is used for various applications:
Interior: stairs, windows and doors.
Exterior: bridge constructions, window frames