Cumaru Brazilian Hardwood Decking
Why buy Cumaru Decking? Cumaru is a
long lasting deck product that is beautiful. It is similar in
hardness to ipe which is one of the worlds hardest.
Cumaru deck, sometimes called Brazilian Teak decking
is very hard, almost 3x harder than oak. It is hard even compared to other Hardwoods. Ipe is the
only Brazilian Hard wood that is harder than a Cumaru
is great for island use. It resists weather, insects, mold and
most anything that mother nature can throw at it. Cumaru is
naturally resistant to bugs as its sap is harvested for Coumadin,
the blood thinner and rat poison. So in addition to being hard
it is lethal to the few bugs that try to eat it.
Why is Cumaru Decking from Bahamas Decking the right
and talk to experts who work with Brazilian hardwood all the
time. In addition to a job they just love wood. It could
be Cumaru is not the right wood for you. We are not afraid to
tell you. We want you happy with your decking solution.
Brazilian wood lasts for decades. We want you very happy with your
results. Our warehouse guys are aware of the little
“tricks of the trade” to help you get it right the first time. Do not
waste time and money experimenting. Ask knowledgeable
craftsmen for insight.
Be Aware: Cumaru is NOT as stable as
Ipe or other hardwoods. Be sure you stack it neatly and
install as soon as possible. Also, be very
attentive to installation as it tries to twist if not attached
Accessories: We have all the accessories you
need for anything from a small dock to a huge marina.
Stainless is the norm for our island customers. We have almost
everything you can imagine. In addition, we have all the
standard decking accessories from Deckwise, Starborn, and others.
Support: We love to talk Brazilian wood.
Just call and ask questions. We either will provide your answers or can
find them for you.
Technical Specs Cumaru, Brazilian Teak
Scientific Name: Dipteryx odorata
Distribution: Northern South America
Tree Size: 130-160 ft (40-50 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m)
Average Dried Weight: 68 lbs/ft3 (1,085 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .86, 1.09
Janka Hardness: 3,330 lbf (14,800)
English Specs Cumaru
Distribution: South America
Tree Size: Really Tall and Really big!
Weight: a 1x6 weights about 2 pounds per linear foot
Janka Hardness: 2 1/2 to 2x as hard as oak