Garapa Decking & Siding
Garapa wood is a South American species that is most commonly used for decking. It is a fine grained and very hard species with a yellow to yellow brown color. It makes a great alternative to Ipe and the other very popular tropical decking species because of this less common color. It is highly rot resistant and very hard yet at about half the hardness of Ipe it won’t pose the same installation problems with screwing it in place or the high weight. The lower weight has made it a popular choice for exterior siding and even interior applications like tongue & groove ceilings.
Garapa Wood Characteristics
|Bending Strength (MOR)||–||18,530||psi|
|Max Crushing Strength||–||9030||psi|
|Stiffness (MOE)||–||2257||1000 psi|