Technical Sheet


“Cumaru is a naturally durable timber with a golden-brown colour, resistant to all environments, making it an excellent choice for exterior applications such as decking.”

Botanical Name:

Dipteryx odorata

Other Common Names:

Cumaru, Brazilian Teak, Golden Teak, Kumaru, Tonka, Brazilian Teak, Gaiac De Cayenne, Almendrillo, Ebo, Shihuahuaco Amarillo, Charapilla, Sarrapia, Southern Chestnut

Country of Origin:

Central America and northern South America

From Forest to Factory

Because of its exceptional strength and durability, Cumaru hardwood is suited for high traffic decks. It is resistant to rot and decay, termites and other dry-wood borers, making it an excellent choice for a variety of applications such as:

  • Decking
  • Flooring
  • Heavy construction
  • Docks
  • Cabinetry
  • Furniture
  • Handles
  • Turned objects


Commonly known as Cumaru, Dipteryx odorata is a hardwood tree that grows in northern South America and parts of Central America. The tree can grow up to 30 metres, with a trunk of up to one metre in diameter.

The heartwood has a beautiful medium to dark brown colour, with rich brown tones, hues of gold and red that complement any outdoor space. The grain is interlocked, with a medium texture and a waxy feel. Cumaru is rated as very durable, has excellent weathering properties and the beauty of an interior hardwood. It also ages gracefully. Its hardness and oils make it a naturally treated wood which lasts a long time in all environments.

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