Brazilian Ash (Apuleia leiocarpa)

Garapa is also commonly referred to as Brazilian Ash.

Typical Specifications

average dried weight:   51 pounds per cubic foot
janka hardness:   1,650 pounds-force
modulus of rupture:   18,530 pounds-force per square inch
elastic modulus:   2,257,000 pounds-force per square inch
crushing strength:   9,030 pounds-force per square inch

Color and Durability


Garapa has a golden to yellowish brown color, which darkens with age. The wood is fairly chatoyant and appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles.


Rated as durable. It is 4.1 times harder than Pine.