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Garapa Wood is a high-density hardwood which has become quite popular in America. The scientific name of Garapa Wood is “Apuleia leiocarpa”. Garapa is also called as \"Brazilian Ash\" as well as \"Grapia\" in some places. Apart from these, it also has some trade names viz Garapa Gold and Iron Wood Garapa.

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clear and unbiased facts about garapa wood

Clear and Unbiased Facts About Garapa Wood

Garapa Wood is a high-density hardwood which has become quite popular in America. The

scientific name of Garapa Wood is “Apuleia leiocarpa”. Garapa is also called as "Brazilian Ash"

as well as "Grapia" in some places. Apart from these, it also has some trade names viz Garapa

Gold and Iron Wood Garapa.

Garapa has naturally high density, is quite a durable hardwood and is supposed to be the

ideal material to be used for exterior structures, which include outdoor furniture, decks, wood

siding and a lot many other kinds of woodwork. Garapa has some beautiful golden tones that

will surely enhance your project, giving it a warm and natural look. Garapa is categorized

among the most popular types of the Brazilian wood clan.

High-density and exotic hardwood decking materials like Garapa wood decking, Tigerwood

decking, Cumaru decking as well as IPE decking are considered to be the best decking

materials among the available decking materials. Garapa decking is beautiful, durable and

offers a lighter colored decking material option for your deck. Garapa decking is very low cost

which makes it quite an affordable choice for a decking project. Here are the characteristic

features of Garapa wood:

1.Color/Appearance: Garapa has various golden tones that darken as the wood ages.

It is quite chatoyant. The color changes from dark to light when looked upon from

different angles.

2.Texture/Grain: it has a medium texture along with a moderate natural texture. The

grain is mostly straight, but sometimes can also be interlocked.

3.Endgrain: The endgrain is usually diffused and porous; solitary with radial multiples;

medium pores to large pores with no specific arrangement, moderate and in numerous

numbers; yellowish-brown with common mineral deposit; winged and confluent,

parenchyma lozenge; narrow rays with normal spacing.

4.Rot Resistance:Garapa wood’s high density along with its natural oils make it

resistant to termite and other bugs attacks.

5.Workability: Despite its density,garapa is quite easy to work with. It easily glues and

finishes well, and scores an average when it comes to dimensional stability.

6.Allergies/Toxicity:There haven’t been any reports of severe allergies caused by

Garapa yet, but it can cause skin irritation sometimes.

7.Pricing/Availability: Although Garapa is not available easily in lumber form, it is

used for decking and flooring as it comes with a low cost and, hence, is very affordable.

8.Sustainability: Though it is lesser known, it is long-lasting, grown from trees, and

biodegradable.

9.Common Uses: Garapa is commonly used for decking, flooring, boatbuilding, and in

docks.

garapa wood can be subjected to natural weather

Garapa wood can be subjected to natural weather but like any other material, Garapa requires

to be cleaned for removing debris and dirt.

All these properties make Garapa a highly affordable and investment-worthy choice for

decking.