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



Uchi is available in the forests of Precious Woods, located in the Amazon region of Brazil. The trees normally attain heights up to 30 m and diameters of about 60-80 cm, but not thicker than 100cm. The clear trunks have a lengths of about 10 m. Uchi has juvenile wood between the heartwood and the sapwood (like Ekki).



The heartwood has a greyish brown to red brown color. The juvenile wood is a bit lighter or more greyish brown. The sapwood can easily be distinguished. The grain is straight, sometimes irregular or interlocked. The grain is medium coarse.


Processing properties

Machining can be done well, despite the high density, and resulting in a smooth surface. Pre-drilling is recommended.  The finishing is reported to be good. Regarding the gluing, only a little experience is available. Drying goes moderately quickly, but is difficult because of the tendency to checking and warping.



This Massaranduba-like species is more and more used for exterior applications because of the good mechanical properties and the availability of heavy dimensions.  It is used for example for bridges, jetties, boardwalks, stairs, sound barriers and poles.

For more information, please contact us: sales@preciouswoods.com