Cumaru (Dipteryx odorata)
Common Names: Cumaru, Brazilian Teak
Distribution: Northern South America
Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a medium to dark brown, sometimes with a reddish or purplish hue; some pieces may have streaks of yellowish or greenish brown
Janka Hardness: 3,330 lbf
Density: 5.66 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Cumaru.
Common Uses: Flooring, cabinetry, furniture, heavy construction, docks, railroad ties, bearings, handles and other turned objects