Castanha Sapucaia

orginates from the forests that grow in the Amazon region of Brazil

Castanha Sapucaia


Castanha Sapucaia is available in the forests of Precious Woods, located in the Amazon region of Brazil. The tree attains heights up to 35 m and the trunks are straight and cylindrical. The diameter varies from 50 to 100 cm.



The color of the heartwood is yellowish to red brown, sometimes with darker stripes. The darker gum veins, appearing on the surface as dark lines, are characteristic. The sapwood is lighter color and easily be distinguished. The grain is straight, sometimes interlocked. The texture is medium coarse.


Processing properties

Despite the high density, machining can be done well, resulting in a smooth surface. The Silica content varies and can cause a blunting effect on the tools. Pre-drilling is necessary. The gluing and finishing are reported to be good. Drying requires care, due to the tendency to check and warp. The timber has also a tendency to end-check.



Thanks to the typical hardwood properties, Castanha Sapucaia is mainly used in outside constructions such as sheet piling, piles and decking.


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