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Brazilian Teak Species Details   (Back)

Detailed information pertaining to Brazilian Teak (Dipteryx, odorata) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Cumaru, Almendrillo.
Grown in: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica.
Brazilian Teak is an extremely hard, dense wood with a tan to brownish-red color. Darker pieces may exhibit some black striping, which adds to its unique character.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Brazilian Teak has a wide color range with a medium tan/brown range also including a limited amount of dark reddish brown pieces..
Color Change: Brazilian Teak’s color range will slightly mute over time into a more uniform color range. The lighter tan pieces will patina to slightly darker tan brown..
Where to Use
Brazilian Teak may be used residentially or commercially wherever a rich tan brown color is desired.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Site Sanding/ Finishing: Oil finishes may react adversely/not dry when used on Brazilian Teak. ALWAYS test the finish you propose to use FIRST on test pieces to ensure compatibility.
Allergic Reactions: Brazilian Teak has been known to cause contact dermatitis allergic reactions. Care should be taken when exposed to the dust.
Product availability
Available in the following collections: Exotic.
See a list of all Brazilian Teak products.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Brazilian Teak.