Brazilian Redwood


Common Names
Massaranduba, Bulletwood
Scientific Name
Manilkara bidentata
South America
Brazilian Redwood heartwood ranges from reddish-brown to dark red. It has a straight to interlocked grain and a fine to medium texture. The wood has a high natural luster and a smooth surface.
Avg. Dried Weight
55-63 lbs/ft3 (880-1010 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
3190 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
24,800 lbf/in2 (171.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
2,850,000 lbf/in2 (19.66 GPa)
Crushing Strength
12,200 lbf/in2 (84.1 MPa)
Radial: 4.6%, Tangential: 7.6%, Volumetric: 12.2%, T/R Ratio: 1.7
Rated as highly durable with excellent resistance to decay, termite attack, and rot.
Brazilian Redwood wood is moderately difficult to work with due to its high density. It has a blunting effect on cutters, and cutting edges need to be kept sharp. Pre-drilling is recommended for nailing. The wood holds screws well and glues satisfactorily. It finishes smoothly, and it is recommended to use a sanding sealer before applying a final finish.

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