Common Names
Tauari, Brazilian Oak
Scientific Name
Couratari spp.
South America (Brazil)
Tauari heartwood ranges from pale yellow to light brown with occasional darker streaks. The wood has a medium to coarse texture with straight or interlocked grain. It exhibits a moderate natural luster.
Avg. Dried Weight
35-45 lbs/ft3 (560-720 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
1100 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
11,900 lbf/in2 (82 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
1,540,000 lbf/in2 (10.62 GPa)
Crushing Strength
6,120 lbf/in2 (42 MPa)
Radial: 2.7%, Tangential: 4.9%, Volumetric: 8.1%, T/R Ratio: 1.8
Rated as moderately durable to durable; resistant to decay and insect attacks.
Tauari wood is relatively easy to work with both hand and machine tools. It has good nailing and screwing properties, but pre-drilling is recommended. It can be stained, polished, and finished easily. The wood responds well to a smooth finish, enhancing its natural appearance.

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