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Massaranduba Decking Information

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Massaranduba Decking

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Massaranduba Decking Specs

Botanical Name:  Manilkara bidentata

Common Name:  Massaranduba

Other Common Names:  Maçaranduba, Acana, Aus, Ausabo, Balata, Balata franc, Balata gomme, Balata rouge, Beefwood, Bolletri, Bolletrie, Bulletwood, Chicozapota, Macaranduba, Maparajuba, Massarandu, Nispero, Pamashto, Paraju, Quinilla colorada, Red balata

General Characteristics: Massaranduba is a rich red color. It has a mostly straight grain and a fine texture.

Moisture Content of Decking: Our Massaranduba Decking is specially dried for use on exterior projects.
We also sell Massaranduba lumber kiln dried specifically for interior use. DO NOT use kiln dried interior lumber in exterior projects as it will expand.  Massaranduba Decking dried for exterior use will shrink inside.

Janka side hardness:   3,190 lb at 12% moisture content. 

Bending Strength:   27,280 psi

Drying: Tangential shrinkage: 9.4%, Radial shrinkage: 6.3%

Working Properties:  Has a blunting effect on cutters, use of carbide tipped saw blades is necessary.  Routs nicely.  Must be predrilled for fastening.

Distribution:  South America

Durability:  Highly durable. Not subject to beetle attack. Extremely resistant to preservative treatment.

Uses: Exterior construction, decking.

Compare Massaranduba to Other Wood Decking Options

Below is a chart comparing Massaranduba to many other popular wood decking options. Read the following comparison and then give us a call1.877.232.3915. By any measure (hardness, strength, durability, appearance), our Massaranduba Decking is proven to be the superior decking material.

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Massaranduba Decking

Red to dark reddish brown with straight grain and a fine texture.
3,190 lbs
27,280 psi
Very durable and naturally resistant to decay and insects. Offers up to 30+ year lifespan.

Douglas Fir

A light reddish-brown wood with generally straight grain.
670 lbs.
12,400 psi
Not naturally resistant to decay. Should be painted or stained to prevent decay.

Pressure Treated Pine

Very pronounced grain. Dusty yellow-green color due to chemical treatment of the wood.
690 lbs.
14,500 psi
A chemical preservative, chromated copper arsenate is forced into the wood. Offering resistance to decay, but also potential health concerns.

California Redwood

Several grades available that vary considerably in in appearance and quality. Usually straight grained with a fine, even texture. Color varies from cherry-red to dark reddish-brown.
420 lbs.
10,000 psi
Premium grades are more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.

Western Cedar

Fresh cut, this wood appears a salmon pink color which turns a coffee brown over time. Species is generally straight grained.
580 lbs.
7,500 psi
This softwood is more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.

Philippine Mahogany

Interlocked grain similar to true mahogany, but with a courser texture. Species is generally medium to dark brown.
760 lbs.
12,000 psi
Only the dark red species are resistant to decay. Although more durable than cedar and redwood, it is still relatively soft compared to Ipe Decking.

Span Chart for Massaranduba Decking

 Nominal Dimension Finish Dimension Joist Spacing
1x4 3/4" x 3 1/2" 16"
1x6 3/4" x 5 1/2" 16"
5/4x6 1" x 5 1/2"  24"
2x6 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" 32"

Note: Massaranduba is a very strong material.  The joist spacing shown is very conservative and designed to pass most area building codes and to have nearly zero deflection under standard loads.  The joist spacing shown is also valid if the decking is laid in a diagonal pattern to the joist.  The spans shown are typically used even with heavy loads such as hot tubs.

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