What is Cumaru Wood?
Cumaru, also known as Brazilian Teak or Golden Teak, is a naturally durable Brazilian timber with a density similar to Ipe. Its consistent golden brown color and moderate cost make it an attractive alternate to more expensive hardwoods such as Teak or Ipe. Cumaru is resistant to rot and decay, making it an excellent choice for exterior applications such as Cumaru decking. It not only lasts a long time, but has the beauty of an interior hardwood. It outlasts other popular wood decking species such as treated Pine, Cedar, Redwood and Douglas Fir.
Pros & Cons?
- Long lasting
- Ages gracefully
- rot resistant
- insect resistant
- Requires pre-drilling or hidden installation hardware
- challenging to work because of hardness and interlocking grain
What is the Price?
Cumaru wood is a commodity like all woods, so pricing changes based on availability, quantity, and the market. As a direct importer we can provide extremely competitive pricing. So please contact us today. The price of Cumaru is higher than pressure treated pine or cedar but less than Ip it lasts many times longer than either of those options.
Where is it from?
Cumaru comes from the Dipteryx odorata Tree, That tree is native to Central America and northern South America. The wood is sourced from a very large geographic area. Part of the reason for woods toughness is the Tropical Environment that it exists in. It has natural hardness and oils that make it a naturally treated wood which will last a long time in all environments.