Massaranduba Lumber

Massaranduba Lumber

DESCRIPTION The heartwood of Massaranduba is usually a brownish-red color and features shades of purple similar to Purpleheart, Peltogyne pubescens, but Manilkara bidentata should not be confused with this totally separate species of lumber.
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.3 %
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,000
  • Janka Hardness: 3190
  • Strength (MOR): 29,200 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 3,450 @ 1000 psi
BOTANICAL NAME Manilkara bidentata
OTHER 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
SEASONING The color of this wood darkens with exposure to UV light and ages to a rich brown color over time.
COMMENTS Typically in areas where it is grown locals often refer to Massaranduba as “bulletwood” for its extremely hard wood. The lumber is so dense that is does not float in water!

Massaranduba Lumber

janka hardness: 3,190
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Massaranduba Lumber Prices

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Massaranduba Color
This is what Massaranduba looks like after it’s been oiled and allowed to age.

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