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Janka Hardness 1220 (what's this? )
Andiroba is 97% as hard as Red Oak (1220 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Carapa guianensis
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Andiroba, Crabwood
  • Origin
    Central America
  • Description
    Andiroba has a straight, occasionally interlocked grain, and medium-to-coarse texture.
  • Stability
    Andiroba demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Andiroba is light sensitive and will darken over time.
  • Color Range
    Andiroba has pink sapwood and a dull reddish brown heartwood.
  • Other Characteristics
    It is in the same family as mahogany, and it has been called Brazilian mahogany or bastard mahogany due to their similarity. It can be found growing wild throughout the Amazon rainforest, usually on rich soils, in swamps, and in the alluvial flats, marshes, and uplands of the Amazon Basin.

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