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Also known as: Manilkara bidentata, Brazilian Redwood, Macaranduba, Bullet wood, Red balata
Massaranduba (pronounced ma-sa-ran-DOO-bah) is a hardwood native to South America. It bears the distinction of being one of the most beautiful and hardest woods in the world. One surprising fact about this natural hardwood is how well it performs under heavy load (bending strength) tests. These tests revealed that, as a decking material, Massaranduba is twice as strong as California Redwood and is even stronger than Ipe decking.
Sure, those technical statistics are impressive. But, the real driving force behind the popularity of our Massaranduba decking centers on one thing...that beautiful velvet red look. Many of our customers call us asking for California Redwood only to switch when they see the rich red look of Massaranduba.
See for yourself how Massaranduba compares to Redwood decking.
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|Nominal Size||Actual Size (Imperial)||Actual Size (Metric)|
|1x4||0.75″ x 3.50″||19mm x 90mm|
|1x5||0.75″ x 4.72″||19mm x 120mm|
|1x6||0.75″ x 5.50″||19mm x 140mm|
|1x4 +Plus®||0.83″ x 3.50″||21mm x 90mm|
|1x5 +Plus®||0.83″ x 4.72″||21mm x 120mm|
|1x6 +Plus®||0.83″ x 5.50″||21mm x 140mm|
|1x6 +Plus® XW™||0.83″ x 5.70″||21mm x 145mm|
|5/4x4||1.00″ x 3.50″||25mm x 90mm|
|5/4x5||1.00″ x 4.72″||25mm x 120mm|
|5/4x6||1.00″ x 5.50″||25mm x 140mm|
|5/4x8||1.00″ x 7.25″||25mm x 184mm|
|5/4x10||1.00″ x 9.25″||25mm x 235mm|
|5/4x12||1.00″ x 11.25″||25mm x 286mm|
|2x2||1.50″ x 1.50″||38mm x 38mm|
|2x4||1.50″ x 3.50″||38mm x 90mm|
|2x6||1.50″ x 5.50″||38mm x 140mm|
|2x8||1.50″ x 7.25″||38mm x 184mm|
|2x10||1.50″ x 9.25″||38mm x 235mm|
|2x12||1.50″ x 11.25″||38mm x 286mm|
|3x4||2.50″ x 3.50″||64mm x 90mm|
|3x6||2.50″ x 5.50″||64mm x 140mm|
|3x8||2.50″ x 7.25″||64mm x 184mm|
|3x10||2.50″ x 9.25″||64mm x 235mm|
|3x12||2.50″ x 11.25″||64mm x 286mm|
|4x4||3.50″ x 3.50″||90mm x 90mm|
|6x6||5.50″ x 5.50″||38mm x 140mm|
||Basic rectangular profile|
||Grooved along both edges for use with hidden fastener systems|
||Grooved along one edge for use with hidden fastener systems at deck borders|
|Tongue & Groove
||For use under covered porches with no gap spacing|
||T&G with beveled edges For siding and ceiling applications with no gap spacing|
||Overlapping boards for siding applications|
||Overlapping boards with grooved edges for use with hidden fastener systems in siding applications|
||Prefabricated, modular tiles that don’t require framing|
Random odd-length orders include odd length boards which are 5′–15′ long.
Standard random length orders include even & odd length boards which are 6′–18′ long.
Boards milled to specific lengths over 7′ will incur an additional upcharge:
Tongue & Groove decking is for use under covered porches only.
All measurements are approximate and may vary slightly.
All prices are subject to change without notice.
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Our lumber is sustainably sourced directly from well managed forest and custom milled with our own machinery. We have a huge inventory that you’re welcome to visit any time, and we work with the wood ourselves, so we can guarantee its quality. We don’t charge extra insurance or packaging fees—we cover those for you!
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Discover why contractor Fermin Acevedo chose FSC® Certified Massaranduba from AdvantageLumber.com to transform this home in Miami, FL. This project showcases the beauty of Advantage Massaranduba™ (a.k.a. Brazilian Redwood) and our company's ability to supply sustainably harvested decking to your home or job site.
Popular in Europe, Massaranduba is a Brazilian redwood that actually lives up to its name. Boasting a 30+ year lifespan, you can enjoy outdoor living with our Massaranduba decking year round without having to worry about constant staining, or heavy duty maintenance. Here are some more reasons why our Massaranduba decking is the right choice for you:
Brazilian Redwood Decking
California Redwood Decking
"Traditional" Redwood Decking
|Appearance||Red to dark reddish brown. Straight grained and smooth. The color can be preserved using annual applications of a UV inhibiting deck oil.||Varies considerably depending on grade. Color ranges from brownish-pink to reddish brown. This is a softwood that will requiring staining if you want it to have a color.|
|Durability||Massaranduba is a hard, heavy wood. Very resistant to decay and termites. Average lifespan of 30+ years||Higher cost grades are more durable than most. Quick to weather and split. Treatment is required.|
|Strength (Load Capacity)||Over 2x stronger than California Redwood (29,200 psi)||10,000 psi|
|Hardness||Over 7x harder than California Redwood (3,190 Janka Hardness)||420 Janka Hardness|
|Maintenance||Very low maintenance with an average lifespan of 30+ years.||Periodic staining and board replacement my be required depending on age, climate and use.|
Compare the available hardwood deck options. Read the comparison here and then give us a call (1.877.232.3915) . By any measure (hardness, strength, durability, appearance), our Massaranduba Decking is clearly a superior decking material across the board. Don't take our word for it, ask for a sample. Our Massaranduba Decking speaks for itself! All Massaranduba Decking is not the same there are different grades available, call (1.877.232.3915) one of our representatives today to learn the difference. Our mills in Brazil cut only the finest logs for our decking production.
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Use this Deck Calculator to calculate the square footage of your deck into linear footage. For more on lumber sizing be sure visit our lumber sizes page.
|Northeast States||1 to 3 days|
|Southern States||1 to 3 days|
|Midwest States||2 to 5 days|
|West coast||1 to 3 days|
|European Countries||3 weeks|
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