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Quaruba Wood Slabs

This tree grows very tall, regularly between 25-45m and reports reaching to 60m. It is long, straight, and very wide (45-75cm), making it a perfect candidate for slabs. Also since it is not a well known wood with so much yield it can be an economical choice for someone looking for a wood that is very uniform in color. The heartwood is a pinkish brown resembling that of Cambara’s lighter colors. The sapwood is not clearly demarcated making it appear as a very interesting slab. Imagine something like North America’s hard maple with a darker color. It is relatively light in density and machines well. The live edges roll into the wood very nicely giving the slab a very distinct look. It is not a highly resistant wood like many of the other South American hardwoods which lends itself to being something good for those looking for a wood that will look nice inside. Figure is present in some slabs, and with the “hair-like” pores give a sense of a wood that is unique to many others. This is a wood that is locally known because of it’s ease of use to machine. Many people have not caught on yet but it is a viable solution because of its availability. If not dried properly it can have checks and cracks but once dried to a desired result than it remains stable. As always, only the highest quality logs are used for our slabs. Some of the best reasons to cut the highest quality logs into slabs are because: • Slabs have the highest yield of any form and using the most wood out of a tree is imperative to sustainable harvest which we are committed to • A slab that comes from a lesser quality log will be prone to be less stable • Voids in some logs means that they would not be suitable for slabs We believe that offering some of our Quaruba in the highest possible yield is imperative to keep our wholesalers competitive in an ever changing wood world. Our experience with Quaruba means you can always be assured that we will supply you the very best slabs. Just imagine being one of the few to be able to offer this species as a slab. This can be the thing that gives you an edge over your competitors and something very few mills can offer with integrity and quality. Give us a call or email us to see what we have available or what we are expecting to be available shortly.

Common Name:

Common Name: Brazilian Mahogany, Quaruba Rosa, Quaruba Cedro

Botanical Name:

Vochysia spp (maxima) (melinoni)

Indigenous to:

Northern South America from Brazil, east to Equador

Modulus of Rupture:

11,300 lbf/in2


Tangential: 9.8% Radial: 3.7% Volumetric: .52% T/R Ratio: 2.6

How is it dried:

Kiln Dried (KD)

Is it dried quickly:

No, if dried too fast than risk of checking, cracking, and cellular collapse.


Quaruba remains stable after the drying process but should not be left in the elements without some cover

Exterior Wood Recommendation:

class 2 – inside or under cover (dampness possible) Should not be left outside due to the fact of it being slightly softer than our regular outdoor woods it will absorb and expel moisture at quicker rates. This means that it has a chance to warp and/or check.

Fastening Method:

Should be predrilled for screws

Ecosystem impact:

This tree is not threatened by any over-logging and is not listed on any CITES Appendices to be regulated for over logging.

Toxicity and allergic reactions:

Rare to none


No distinct smell

Product we manufacture using this species:

Info coming soon

Other common uses:

Veneer for interior of plywoodVeneer for back or face of plywood

Interior joinery

Boxes and crates


Interior panelling

Blockboard Fiber or particle boards

Furniture or furniture components


Turned goods Glued laminated

Susceptibility to

Dry Wood borers:

Susceptible – sapwood not or slightly demarcated (risk in all the wood)


Class 4 – poorly durable


Class S – susceptible


Class 3 – poorly permeable

Janka Hardness:

  • Data Coming Soon